How to bypass password protection with access links?

The URLs embedded with password are often called access links. These links allow users to directly access the secured content without asking for a password. It comes in handy when your pages and posts are protected with multiple passwords and require users frequent access. By doing this, our plugin saves several steps for permitted users to access the protected contents.

In this article, we will walk you through the following sections:

How does the access link work?

  • An access link is associated with one password by default. That means when you edit/ deactivate/ activate/ delete a password, you’re editing/ deactivating/ activating/ deleting the corresponding access link.
  • If two pages are protected by the same password, their access links will have the same ?ppwp_ac parameter. However, accessing one page successfully doesn’t mean that users can see the other content without re-entering the password
  • This function works with single pages, posts, and custom post types only.

Step 1: Password protect your content with PPWP Pro

Click this icon to protect your content with password

Step 2: Our plugin will automatically generate a random string which is also the password for your content. Simply click on Copy access link button to generate and copy the access link.

Create links manually

When you enable Password Protect Child Pages option, child pages are actually using the parent page’s passwords. So you have to create access links for child pages manually.

All you need to do is to copy the ?ppwp_ac parameter from the parent page’s access link and put it on child pages’ URL. For example:

Let’s say, an access link of parent page is: https://passwordprotectwp.com/parent-page/?ppwp_ac=eyJwYXNzd29yZCI6IjEyMyJ9

The access link of child page will be: https://passwordprotectwp.com/parent-page/child-page/?ppwp_ac=eyJwYXNzd29yZCI6IjEyMyJ9

Please note that this feature is available in Pro version only. So if you deactivate PPWP Pro, all access links will not work anymore.

Lasted updated on September 25, 2019