There are many reasons you may want to restrict access to your website or individual pages with a password. While this shouldn’t be considered as a way to provide a high level of security for your content, some content owners may find it useful to add an extra layer of control over who sees what content and when.
Important: If you have questions about highly vulnerable materials and how to protect this content, visit or make an appointment with UT Austin Information Security Office.
Password Protecting Individual Pages and Posts
Password protecting a page or post can be easily done from the page or post editing screen.
- While logged into your dashboard, navigate to the page or post you’d like to put behind a password.
- In the Publish box, click the Edit link for Visibility and select the Password Protected option.
- Enter your preferred password in the box provided and click OK to save.
Visitors to your password protected page will need to enter the password you’ve provided to see content. Visitors will be able to access the page as long as they are using the same browser and have not cleared their browser cache. Administrators and editors, with access to the site, can change or remove passwords anytime they wish.
Options for Password Protecting an Entire Website
To password protect an entire site you will need administrative privileges. If you do not have admin access, the College of Fine Arts Web Team can set this up for you. Note: this option will only allow individuals who have an active UT EID to access your site. There are two options:
Registered Users of the Site
- We can make the site only visible to registered users of the site. For this option, each individual you’d like to give access to the site must be added by an administrator via their active UT EID. If you wish for a user to only be able to view (not edit or add) content, they need to be added as a Subscriber.
- Their access can only be revoked by removing their UT EID from the site. This requires that you be vigilant about who has access and when they need to be removed.
Registered Users of the Network
- We can make the site only visible to registered users of the network. For this option, any individual with an active UT EID will be able to access site content.
- Viewers will have access at the Subscriber level of permissions.
See our User Roles page for more details about permissions for each of the different user roles.