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Can I password protect a showcase?

Can I password protect a showcase?

htvdb
New member | Level 2

I am interested in sharing a showcase with the extra privacy of requiring a password to view it, like an individual file. Is this possible? Also, can I allow downloading for one of the files in a Showcase, but restrict downloading for the others?

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Re: Can I password protect a showcase?

Lusil
Dropboxer
Hey there @htvdb!
 
Currently, password protecting a Showcase isn’t an option - although I’d be more than happy to pass your comments along to the dev team for future consideration on this. 
 
Do bear in mind though that even though anyone with the link to the Showcase can view it, you can set it so that only people you invite can access it. This option is available in the sharing settings. 
 
As per downloading content, viewers of the Showcase can download content, or you can disable it. To download all of the files in a showcase at once as a viewer or as the owner, click the Download icon (downward facing arrow) in the upper right of the showcase. 
 
Viewers can download an individual file from a Showcase:
  1. Open a Showcase.
  2. Hover over the file you’d like to download.
  3. Click the Download icon (downward facing arrow) that appears.
  4. Click Download.
As the owner, you can disable downloads on a Showcase:
  1. Open a showcase.
  2. Click Share in the upper right corner.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Uncheck Allow downloads under Allow viewers to download?
You can find more info on sharing your Showcase here
 
I hope this helped to some extent. Let me know if you have any other questions! :slight_smile:

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Re: Can I password protect a showcase?

Lusil
Dropboxer
Hey there @htvdb!
 
Currently, password protecting a Showcase isn’t an option - although I’d be more than happy to pass your comments along to the dev team for future consideration on this. 
 
Do bear in mind though that even though anyone with the link to the Showcase can view it, you can set it so that only people you invite can access it. This option is available in the sharing settings. 
 
As per downloading content, viewers of the Showcase can download content, or you can disable it. To download all of the files in a showcase at once as a viewer or as the owner, click the Download icon (downward facing arrow) in the upper right of the showcase. 
 
Viewers can download an individual file from a Showcase:
  1. Open a Showcase.
  2. Hover over the file you’d like to download.
  3. Click the Download icon (downward facing arrow) that appears.
  4. Click Download.
As the owner, you can disable downloads on a Showcase:
  1. Open a showcase.
  2. Click Share in the upper right corner.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Uncheck Allow downloads under Allow viewers to download?
You can find more info on sharing your Showcase here
 
I hope this helped to some extent. Let me know if you have any other questions! :slight_smile:

Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Can I password protect a showcase?

comfort
Helpful | Level 6

Hi,

it took me a few seconds to download an image from my showcase with "inspect element" in the browser. So to those who need to be 100% sure for any particular reason, watermarks are still the only way to go 🙂 

Re: Can I password protect a showcase?

JL12
New member | Level 2

I need this also. I don't know why password protection is missing. If you already have a liimt access with invite, why not do a password protection like folders?

I need to share this with 200+ plp but I can't let this to go anyone in the world, and I can't do 200+ invites

BR

/JL

Re: Can I password protect a showcase?

JEV1
New member | Level 2

This IS A HUGE LET DOWN! why is there no password for Showcases????  I purchased 3T plan for a state non-profit assosiation with the impression I would have much more control! For users like me, who are new to the dropbox platform, ALL the language gives the impression EVERYTHING can be password protected without invite limits!

What a waist of $200 and days of my life building a useless library of showcases on DROPBOX! 

 


@JL12 wrote:

I need this also. I don't know why password protection is missing. If you already have a liimt access with invite, why not do a password protection like folders?

I need to share this with 200+ plp but I can't let this to go anyone in the world, and I can't do 200+ invites

BR

/JL


 

Re: Can I password protect a showcase?

JEV1
New member | Level 2

This IS A HUGE LET DOWN! Why wouldnt there be password protection option for Showcases???? That should be a STANDARD option!  I purchased 3T plan for a state non-profit assosiation with the impression I would have ongoing control and privacy. For users like me, who are new to the dropbox platform, ALL the language gives the impression EVERYTHING can be password protected without invite limits! What a waist of $200 and days of my life building a useless library of showcases on DROPBOX.

Re: Can I password protect a showcase?

alpsv
New member | Level 2

I am sorry, but the answer provided is not addressing the password question.

 

Managing access with a password should be an alternative. For example, as a teacher, it is easier to share content with a group of students by telling them the password.  Then change the password later when access is no longer offered.

 

Dropbox is having users either have the trouble of issuing individual invitations to specific people VS making content public.

 

Not great, Dropbox. 

 

Re: Can I password protect a showcase?

jhonatanssilva
New member | Level 2

Hey guys I really need to add password to the showcase, I'll be using to share my projects with my clients! and after finished a project I will always change the password, please it's very important!

answer me when this can be possible!

Re: Can I password protect a file?

Arniek
New member | Level 2

I would like to pasword protect sensitive pdf & Office 365 (excel & word etc) files in the even of a security breach. 

Is this possible?

Re: Can I password protect a showcase?

JEV1
New member | Level 2

Regular files I believe can be password protected, BUT NOT a showcase file (despite the advertising saying you can)

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