Friday, August 04, 2006

Tech: Password protect your blogger posts!

One of the biggest problems with blogger is that it doesn't allow you to password protect your posts. Fortunately someone came out with a way to do so. To read more and find out how to do it, go here. Pretty nifty, but I am now trying to find out a way to not show the encrypted text. The password for this post is "indianstallion".



Please go to http://www.vincentcheung.ca/jsencryption/instructions.html to see how to do this.

EDIT: This is an ancient post and doesn't seem to work anymore.

33 comments:

  1. hey that's cool. but how did you do that? i tried reading that on the referred site, but i was confused.

    pardon my ignorance here. (actually im ignorant everywhere)

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  2. Keith: There you go, updated the entry. Let me know if you got more problems.

    Femme: ?

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  3. Why do u need to password protect your posts btw?? Isnt the blog meant to be an open forum kind of thingie?? Comment moderation is fine, but why the post protection

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  4. Well sometimes you wanna write about deeply personal stuff that you don't want any stranger to read?

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  5. I've actually got a new version where the encrypted text never shows. It also gives you more flexibility in how to put the encrypt data on a website.

    I just haven't had time to post it. I can let you know when I've done that.

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  6. That will be great vince, thanks a million!

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  7. very cool idea! I don't understand why Blogger hasn't already implemented something like that.

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  9. sorry about that. anyway,

    i played literati on yahoo with you last night. you're online and your status says busy: watching tv. with your mom?
    i was joking, it's really sweet that you have plans with your mom.

    anyway i think i can believe that you're still alive and you haven't disappeared while running in some ulu forest at 2330 hours, or been abducted by some pink aliens with cotton floss for hair.

    (:

    i'll keep you updated bout tuesday. but i need to ask you a favour. since you're alive, could you pretty please with chocolate puddings and a cherry on top, UPDATE ALREADY! im getting bored looking at the same post everytime i come here. come on, show some love to your blog la. im sure you have plenty to spare, especially after arguing with me last night whether you were big or not. haha. =P

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  10. unfortunately, I could not get it to work... perhaps there is a size limit for the post?

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  11. Hey steps I think this works for the old blogger template only, doesn't work for me anymore either when I clicked on the link. Anyway I never used it :)

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  12. Thanks, it helps me lotsa :)

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  13. Wow anonymous, so it works for the new template as well?

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  14. hey it actually does work for the new version of the blogger templates!
    but just one problem, mine shows abit of the code at the top bar.. however is covered by the blogger bar later on. im not sure if i've done it wrongly........

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  15. Hello,
    I am trying to encrypt my new blogger blog site (mostly so i can share photos with family and friends, because some of them don't have e-mails, but they would have internet access at friends etc). SO i am trying to follow your instructions, but not sure where exactly i am putting the encrypted script from step 7. Can you help please??

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  16. Anonymous:

    http://me.zestful.org/2008/04/hide-or-encrypt-posts-in-blogger/

    This guy has screenshots to help you through the steps.

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  17. err...can you be more specific? im lost..and im not pro when it comes to these kind of stuff..

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  18. This post is pretty old, but I still get people coming to my site from here.

    I just updated the JavaScript Encryption stuff. It's now a lot faster and simpler to set-up. Check it out here:

    http://www.vincentcheung.ca/jsencryption/

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  19. I don't understand where to paste the super long code. When I pasted it on my html, all the text appears on my blog..

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  20. Cookies, not sure as I have not used it since I moved to the new template.

    See http://www.vincentcheung.ca/jsencryption/ and http://www.vincentcheung.ca/jsencryption/instructions.html on how to do this.

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  21. Thank you for sharing. GOtta try it out, hope it will works!

    Cheers!

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  22. what if we are using a classic template? please reply asap (:

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  23. Hey Maychee

    Sorry I haven't tried this in 3 years, so your best bet is to try it out using the instructions at Vincent's website.

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  24. It works if you're using the old template, I tried it on the upgraded version and it doesn't work but when I try it with the old one. It's perfect! Thanks anyway

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  25. Hey thanks so much for this tips!!! =)

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  27. I tried it and checked the placement of the code accordingly. But it ends up the key I entered for the encryption turns out to be invalid. Why so?

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  28. I can see link and pop up windows to enter a password...
    but i tried a hundred times..
    its not taking my password...
    it says invalid description key...
    why its happening??
    please tell me...
    thanks
    regards
    Vibhor

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  29. I just want to password protect a page in my blog. I have a blog set up through Blogger for my daughter and want to password protect a page that I can put pictures up on to share with family out of state. I don't want to password protect the entire blog. Any suggestions? -Angela

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