How to Create a Password Protected Link

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Password protected links offer a simple yet effective solution to safeguarding valuable content from unauthorized access. In this post, we’ll explore the concept of password protected links, how they work, provide examples of their use cases, and guide you through the process of creating one.

Can I Password Protect a Link?

Yes, you can! Clickly offers enables customers to generate password URLs with ease.

Password protecting a link adds an extra layer of security to your shared content, ensuring that only those with the correct password can access it.

This feature is particularly useful when sharing confidential documents, sensitive information, or private files with specific individuals or groups.

How Do Password Protected Links Work?

Password protected links function similarly to regular URLs, but with an added authentication requirement.

When you create a password protected link, you assign a password to it, which must be entered by anyone attempting to access the linked content.

Without the correct password, the link remains inaccessible, ensuring that only authorized users can view or download the shared material.

Examples of Password Protected Links

Securing a link with a password has seemingly infinite use cases, from sharing private documents to sending personal photographs to someone else.

Here are some common examples of when password links are used:

Sharing Confidential Documents

Businesses often use password protected links for file sharing, such as financial reports, legal agreements, or proprietary information, with clients, partners, or employees on a need-to-know basis.

Protecting Personal Files

Individuals may use password protected links to safeguard personal files, such as tax documents, medical records, or private photos, when sharing them with trusted friends or family members.

Hosting Private Events or Webinars

Event organizers and webinar hosts can utilize password protected links to restrict access to registered participants, ensuring that only those with the event password can join the virtual gathering.

Distributing Exclusive Content

Content creators, such as authors, artists, or influencers, may offer password protected links to access premium or exclusive content, such as ebooks, artwork, or online courses, to subscribers or paying customers.

Securing Client Portals

Service providers, such as lawyers, accountants, or consultants, often use password protected links to grant clients secure access to client portals or shared project folders containing confidential information.

Sending Platform Access

Our password links work to provide access to virtually any platform, including Google Drive, Dropbox, Vimeo, OneDrive, Sharefile, and many more.

How to Create a Password Protected Link on Clickly

Creating a password protected link on Clickly is a straightforward process included in our paid plans. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get started:

  1. Open your Clickly dashboard and go to the link tool.
  2. Paste your URL into the URL field, then click the settings icon.
  3. In the Password Protection field, enter your desired password.
  4. Click ‘Shorten‘ to generate your password protected URL.

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