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Best way to get Gravity Forms Secure

  1. I have a client that wants to put a Social Security number on the form. I think it needs to be SLL, but does putting a gravity form on an SSL page make the submission data secure?

    How should I do it?

    Posted 8 years ago on Thursday November 8, 2012 | Permalink
  2. David Peralty

    There are ways to force the page to be SSL compatible using other WordPress plugins, and Gravity Forms works well on SSL'd pages. The biggest worry I would have is data security, as Gravity Forms put the data received from forms in tables on the same database as WordPress. You'll want to do your extra best to make sure the database is secure. Talk to your web host about that.

    All my best!

    Posted 8 years ago on Thursday November 8, 2012 | Permalink
  3. It sounds like gravity forms is not really a good option if you are gong to collect sensitive data because of how it stores the info.

    What are some alternatives?

    Posted 8 years ago on Thursday November 8, 2012 | Permalink
  4. David Peralty

    There aren't any good options for storing data in a database for the average person. They need to make sure they have good hosting, with a company that can provide data security, especially when collecting such things. I would say it isn't a fault of Gravity Forms, but any database system. Do research on hardening the database, and making the data recorded as secure as possible, and Gravity Forms will do its part to record the data to that database.

    Posted 8 years ago on Thursday November 8, 2012 | Permalink
  5. David Peralty

    Here is a link to a plugin that will help force things to use SSL on a WordPress site: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-https/

    Posted 8 years ago on Thursday November 8, 2012 | Permalink