Let me password protect categories!
So I've created a category called "Just for Family," with sub-categories of years (2009, 2008, 2007). I've password protected every gallery within the category with the SAME password so they only have to enter a password one time. And say I want to create galleries like, "New job search" or "My trip to Las Vegas" without my employer or co-workers being able to even read the existence of such galleries (and see the feature thumbnail). It's OK that every visitor knows I have a locked category called "just for family" but I don't want them browsing the history of my life via gallery titles ... Sharegroups are not sufficient to solve my need, for several reasons.
I would like same options we have with Galleries incorporated in Categories. Hide, Lock and Feature.
I like how on the Home Page you can have only Feature Galleries show to the public, but it is not enough.
Currently, individual galleries can be "unlisted" or secured with a password, or you can secure your entire smugmug.com account.
I would like to control access to Gallery Categories in order to protect entire galleries at once.
I would appreciate to have the possibility to have an "official/open part" (categories) and a "privat part" (a password protected categories) meant for the family only - without having a key on many galleries.
Categories should have the option to be password protected, rather than just galleries.
it would be great if one could password protect one whole category so that they could send out a link to that category and with one password entry the viewer could see all of the galleries (including thumbnails) in that category. Right now one needs to pasword protect each gallery, therefore the viewer needs to know to go up a level in order to see the other galleries available under the password they entered.
There are times when I want to be able to password protect a series of permanent Galleries. If this could be done at the Category level that would be quite useful.
It would be nice to set the password at the category level so all galleries within the category could display their thumbnail rather than the protect picture.
This would make it easier for wedding clients to breakout the day (ie. pre-ceremony, ceremony, reception, et cetera).
It enables the viewer to not have to scroll through page after page to get to the particular portion they would like to view.
It also allows the photographer to enter a gallery such as "Photographer's choices" of photos they would like to highlight.
Sure we can use the same password for each gallery and do the same thing but then that just becomes cumbersome on both the photographer and the client.
dan dangel commented
not only password protect galleries, but also change other key attributes, like making them printable, unlisted (or listed), etc.
selecting them one by one is really very cumbersome if you have a very many galleries.
This would be really great
Carsten R. commented
Please add this feature. I am waiting for it since joining smugmug. And I will take my money elsewhere if there is another gallery with the same features as smugmug plus category passwords. Please realize this is a deal braker!
Wow this was posted 09 and still no response. I really need this feature and is probably the deal breaker.
I endorse this request.
I very much need to be able to password protect a category so I can direct parents to a collection of galleries where they only need to enter in a password once to view all the galleries in that category. Please add!
Scot McElwaney commented
Very much needed!
vote this up please!
I would love this. Plz add this feature SmugMug!!
This is three years old, and still no progress ???
Not even a hint that smugmug is listening ???
paul sweda commented
SmugMug needs something similar to Vimeo where videos (e.g. galleries) can be placed into Albums (e.g. categories). The Album can then be opened with one password to view all the videos. If one wishes, the videos inside can also have a password if you want extra security.
Between lack of being able to use a single password for a group of folders and lack of folder depth, has kept several friends and others from even trying smugmug
Please add this. As already mentioned Sharegroups does not work for this for several reasons.
This was the main deal-breaker for me not to go beyond my trial period, even at half price. I don't want to open up names, descriptions of hundreds of my galleries to the public. I was trying to move away from Picasa/Google+ but without this feature, I did not find SmugMug to be much more secure. will try out Zenfolio next.
PSW Photography commented
I have been trying to find a way of password protecting my categories and I came across this post; so I guess that it is not possible, but by the looks of it, very much wanted. Please, Please SmugMug find a way of allowing us to have this feature........... Pretty Please?
Carsten R. commented
GREAT IDEA! Befoe I stumpled upon this feedback-page I already mailed smugmug support if the plan to introduce this feature. Would love to see it. Please smugmug give us the feature to password-protect certain categories! Thanks.
It would also be nice to be able to access keyword searches for password protected galleries once you are inside the pw protected category...
Yes. Great idea!
This feature would be great! Then I don't have to hide the categories and send my family members a shared link to get to them, on top of password protecting each gallery. It would be great if it was just one password protected category then each gallery in there, I wouldn't have to specifically set the password to match.