How to make your PDF flipbook private with password protection

You can set your online PDF flipbook to "Public" or "Private" i.e. you can decide who has access to it.



The default setting is always "Public"; therefore, if you wish your publication to be "Private", you will have to activate this feature. In order to do this, use the "Privacy" tab within a publication's "Settings"

Select a flipbook from your Paperturn account, click on the Privacy tab, and choose to make flipbook private



Once set to "Private", there are two methods in which you can allow viewers to access your flipbook:


    1) Using a username and password.

    2) Using their IP address.



1) Setting up a username and password

The first thing you must do is activate this method (as shown below) and then insert a username and password of your choice. 

 On the left hand side of the privacy settings, fill out the username and password



2) Enabling access from specific IP-addresses

Again, you must first activate this method (as shown below) and then insert the IP-addresses of those you wish to give access to. You can enter a combination of specific IPs, wildcard ranges and set ranges (separated by a comma) to whitelist.

For example:, 83.200.100.*,

1) Single IP address: (only this IP will be whitelisted) 

2) Wildcard IP addresses: 83.200.100.* (all IPs on this range will be whitelisted: -

3) Set IP ranges: (Only IPs between and will be whitelisted)

4) Wildcards and ranges are only accepted on the last block of the single IP.

5) Only IPv4 is currently supported.

Domains are not accepted. This feature is only for use with publicly visible IPs (for example will not work)

On the right hand side of the privacy settings you can allow IP authentication


Change your flipbook back to public from private

If you wish to remove the "Private" setting and make your flipbook "Public" again, simply click "Set this publication as public" as shown below: 

Click on Set Publication as Public on the top left hand corner, under the Privacy tab


Please note: Always remember to click "Save Changes" after any changes you make, to ensure your flipbook's new settings are stored and updated.


Click on the flipbook cover below to see this feature in action:

  Example of a private publication - STANDARD




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