In some cases, it’s preferable that your ScheduleOnce Booking page is not available to the general public. For example you may be offering appointments to a specific company and you don’t want non-employees to be able to schedule. By password protecting your Booking page you can selectively provide the password to only those customers who should be allowed to access it. This also acts as an additional layer of security.
The solution is to put a form in front of the Booking page that will act as a “gatekeeper”. Your customers will be prompted for a password before the form is displayed.
Some 3rd party forms and custom forms can require a password. You should make sure that you’re using Web form integration and that your lead generation form provides this functionality.
We will demonstrate a solution by using Wufoo forms. First make sure that you have integrated ScheduleOnce with your Wufoo form using URL parameters
In this example your Wufoo form will act as the “gatekeeper” to your Booking page. It should include the Customer name and email fields and pass their content to ScheduleOnce using Wufoo’s templating feature.
- Navigate to the Wufoo form manager and locate the “Protect” option
- Enter the password for the page and save the changes.
Your Wufoo form is now configured to ask customers for a password before the form can be displayed. Customers will enter the password, fill out the form and make a booking without having to fill out the ScheduleOnce booking form. You should use one of the Wufoo sharing options to invite your customers to schedule and make sure to provide them with the password. Don’t share the ScheduleOnce Booking page directly as this will bypass the additional logic that applies on the Wufoo form step.