Squarespace uses passwords in different ways. Your account password lets you log in and manage your site, and content passwords restrict pages or your entire site to visitors with the password.
These passwords serve different purposes. Never use your account password as a content password.
When you create a Squarespace account, you set an email address and password to serve as your login credentials. You can use one email and password to manage multiple sites.
You can set site-wide and page-specific passwords to hide your content behind a lock screen so it's only accessible to visitors who know the password. The following apply to both site-wide and page-specific passwords:
- Passwords are case-sensitive.
- It isn't possible to create unique passwords for different visitors.
- Squarespace Cover Pages (the Cover Page-only plan) can't be hidden behind a password.
- For security purposes, the password text in the box will be replaced with a randomized series of asterisks, like *************. This may appear longer than your actual password.
Page passwords restrict access to individual pages. This is a great way to keep other pages on your site public while reserving some content for clients or other select visitors.
To prevent visitors from stumbling onto a locked page, hide the pages from your navigation menus by moving them into the Not Linked section.
Passwords and search engines
Setting a page or site-wide password prevents search engines from indexing your site further. However, any content added to your site before you set the password could have been indexed. For more information, visit Hiding a page from search engine results.
Custom lock screens
By default, password-protected pages display the grey lock screen.
You can customize this screen using stylized layouts to represent your brand.
Squarespace trial sites are hidden behind CAPTCHAs to prevent visitors and search engines from finding them prematurely. To access a trial site, visitors can enter the displayed CAPTCHA.
Though it's technically not a password, a CAPTCHA is a common security measure that helps websites verify that a visitor is a human, not a computer or robot.