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Encrypting Fields

You can add an extra layer of security to your form respondents' data while it is stored or transited by enabling field-level encryption. Encrypting data protects your data from any possible data leak or unauthorized access. It is the process of encoding information to make it accessible only to the authorized parties.
Collect data

To encrypt a field,
  1. In the Form Builder, go to the Properties of the field.
  2. Under Privacy, select Encrypt.

    Field Properties

Field types that can be encrypted:

  • Basic Fields: Single Line, Multi Line, Number, Name, Address, Phone, Email, Date, Date-Time, Website, File Upload, Image Upload

  • Advanced Fields: Signature, Unique ID

In Report prints and downloads, encrypted fields will be masked.


Only the following comparison operators are compatible with encrypted fields for the search filters applied in All Entries and Reports sections :

  1. is

  2. is not

  3. is empty

  4. is not empty


  • Up to 10 encrypted fields can be added in a form.

  • Once a field is encrypted in your form, this action cannot be reverted.

  • Encrypted fields are available only in our paid plans.

  • Signature and File/Image upload fields cannot be masked in reports.

  • It is not possible to sort the entries for an encrypted field in the All Entries section and in Reports.

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