Password protected flipbooks

Learn how to set a password to lock access for your digital magazines.

If you're looking for ways to keep your documents or flipbooks private, you should know that you have various privacy settings for catalogs. You have full control over privacy settings, so if you want to keep them safe and restrict access,  you can easily do that with Flipsnack. One of the most popular ways to lock access to flipbooks is by using passwords. 


Note: This feature is available starting with the Professional plan

Password-protected flipbooks can only be accessed by individuals who have received both the link and the password associated with the flipbook. The password makes an extra layer of protection compared to unlisted publications because, in that case, people would only need the link in order to view the page flip magazine.

If you need an even more restrictive option, you might want to read about Share with specific people only.

How to set a password for catalogs

In order to add a password to your catalog or flipbook, you will first need to create it. So either upload a PDF or create a flipbook from scratch in Flipsnack. When you're done customizing, as you go through the publishing process, you will get to the Visibility options.

As soon as you select this option, you'll be prompted to enter a password. After you finish, click on Publish and you are done.


It's up to you if you want to make it easy or complicated. We don't really have any technical specifications regarding the length or types of characters used, but you probably know that the best passwords are those that are not easy to guess. 

Forgotten password?

You can easily find the password of your flipbook by logging into your Flipsnack account.

Click on Edit -> Customize -> Publish, and then as you get to the Publishing page, you will see the visibility options, you can also change the password there. It's really simple. 

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