I can't create a question containing the word "password"
When I create a question containing the word "password", I am blocked from sharing it with the message:
Dr Dave Wild commented
I'm a teacher in Computer Science - not being able to use this word is a real pain. CAn I type password in this form? Oh yes, I can!
Sane Nobles commented
They give you a place to unblock these blocked forms:
Type password with a space, 'pass word'.
Once the question has been accepted, you can reconnect the words and it will continue without a issue.
Alex B commented
ridiculous it is nearly 3 years later and still the same crap! enterprise software for enterprise that can't even do the basics. I was redirected here by a Microsoft staff saying "yeah, it is a know problem and there is no ETA to resolve it"
User One commented
There is a workaround:
Under the option to share, you can create a link to duplicate the form.
Open this link in a new browser tab and click Duplicate.
This will create a new form with exactly the same questions but you will be able to share it.
Whilst the thinking behind this was no doubt noble, it has been implemented in a ridiculously simplistic way. I've just spent several hours creating a new form to replace an old Word document, and have just hit this problem. Ridiculous. I'm asking sensible questions like "do you have a password policy in place?" and I'm an authenticated user of the service - so I'm highly unlikely to be using Forms to try and get gullible people to type their passwords into a plain text box.
Based on the dates of the comments here though, this restriction doesn't look like its going away anytime soon. Seem like my only other option is to use a different service. Microsoft shooting themselves in the foot yet again.
I think I found a work around. Use Google Forms!
This restriction is absurd. The purpose of the form is to find out if responds are using secure passwords.
There needs to be a way to override this prohibition. I am assuming my restriction is because of the use of copyrighted material. My content is used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.
Eric Mims commented
We are attempting to adopt Forms within our IT Security department for a general assessment of departments and include asking if users handle sensitive information such as SS#, ID's, pay card information and/or passwords. At no time do we ask for any sensitive information.
We had the form reviewed by Microsoft O365 support techs who shared the reason was the word "password" appearing in two questions. I don't believe this is an accurate review of this form.
I ask that the evaluation be modified to understand whether or not a password is being asked for or discussed. In my case, the answers requested are either Yes/No or multiple choice with no text fields, therefore, no password could be submitted within the form. As I did with the technical support, I'm willing to share this form with other Microsoft staff if that would assist them with this process.
A prompt response on this would be appreciated. My staff has spent a great deal of time creating this form and need to get it out to our campus this week if they're to meet our deadlines. I'd like to know by the end of the day if we need to consider another solution.
Trey Duke commented