Password Form

Protected Node Password Form

Once a node is protected, users who cannot bypass the password are sent to a simple password form.

The password form includes a field for users to enter the node password, and an "OK" button.

When the user's browser sends a referrer, the Protected Node module adds a "Cancel" link back to that referrer. The "Cancel" link can be made to always appear by using global settings. If no referrer is available, the "Cancel" link returns users to the home page.

Per Node Type Settings

Node Type extension

The Protected Node module adds a field set to the Node Type form that you edit under:

Structure » Content types

These additions are explained in detail below.

The main reason for adding this feature is to avoid seeing the field set on all the node edit forms. With this feature you can hide the form on all the node types that you will never protect with a password.

Protected mode for nodes of this type

This option let you choose how this node type handles the Protected Node capability.

Password Field set

Once installed and properly configured, the Protected node module adds a field set in the node edit form (assuming the user has the corresponding permission: "edit any password" or "edit password [node type]".)

Password field set sample.This field set includes two flags, a password, and emails (optional.)

By default, the field set is closed unless you selected protected by default. Whether the field set should be opened or closed can selected in the node type settings.

Global Settings

The protected node module has global settings found under:

Configuration » Content Authoring » Protected node

Protected node Statistics

The page starts with statistics to let you know how pages are protected on your website. All the counts include published and unpublished content.


The basics of the Protected Node installation are easy:

  1. Get one of the tarball from
  2. Extract the files under sites/all/modules or some other modules folder
  3. Enable the module
  4. Check the permissions

Once you have installed the module, you probably want to change the permissions. Permissions allow your users to access the Protected Node functionality based on their roles. Please, see the point about Permissions for more information about those.

Protected Node

The module documentation was originally made here Protected node external documentation. The documentation was remade here to allow anyone to update it.

The Protected Node module is used on websites where some pages need to be password protected. This is different from asking someone to create an account and often seen as much more user friendly, although in terms of protection it is quite similar.


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