Download Files in Wufoo without Logging In

In the past, a login was required in order to download any files in your Wufoo account — even if those files were visible in a public report. This ended up becoming a huge pain for many of our users that work in team-based situations because any invited user notified via an email notification or public report could not download the file, and the Wufoo admin would have to manually download it and email it to the user. Thanks to some new improvements on our end, we now have a new URL system for file downloads that allows you to share direct download links to files without having to login.

Static File Download Urls

A couple things about this new system :

– By default, all files have a hidden, encrypted URL. If this URL is accessed, the file can be downloaded. The only people with access to this URL are people who can see the Entry Manager (password protected), the RSS feeds (password protected) or have confirmation emails sent directly to them. If you have access to the URL via these methods, you can share this link via instant messenger or email yourself if you would like to share the file.

– In regards to publicly accessible reports, files in reports can also be accessed without a password or logging in, but they are given a separate URL different from the one above. This way, if a user views your public report they can download the file, but if you decide to change or delete the report at a later date, they can no longer view the files.

Essentially, each file has a private, encrypted URL that you should share with those you trust and a public URL that becomes available if you make a report containing the file public. For more information, we’ve outlined all security concerns in our [security docs]( “Wufoo Security”).


  • Spectacular. This is ideal for several of my forms. I have a couple that the notifications go directly to clients and include “upload a photo” fields. User management made it possible to give them their login to snag the files, but this is way better. Thanks!

    Posted August 18th, 2008 by Chris.
  • Hi, does this include the form builder or just “third-party” files?


    Posted August 18th, 2008 by tamberg.
  • Hi Tamberg, this is only for files uploaded to your wufoo form. The application interface is only accessible via login.

    Posted August 18th, 2008 by Kevin Hale.
  • Ok, thanks.

    Posted August 18th, 2008 by tamberg.
  • Everyone needs a hug.

    Posted August 18th, 2008 by Faheem.
  • Everyone needs a hug. Can I just say that the wufoo team, site and functionality are brilliant!
    kind regards, from the UK.

    Posted August 18th, 2008 by Richard Rodgers.
  • Everyone needs a hug.
    Agreed. Caveat: When “given” in an environment of agape, or non-sexual love can improve wellbeing and overall health, for not just one, or two, but perception by a “third party” of two persons hugging can effect pleasure or its contrapositive. I dunno.

    Posted August 18th, 2008 by Alan.
  • Everyone needs a hug.

    Posted August 18th, 2008 by manivarman.
  • Everyone needs a hug.

    Posted August 18th, 2008 by fbaldovi.
  • Everyone needs a hug.

    Posted August 18th, 2008 by sia.
  • This downloading without logging in is a good idea.

    Posted August 18th, 2008 by jak.
  • Everyone needs a hug.

    Posted August 18th, 2008 by fubingchuan.
  • Everyone needs a hug.This is certainly true because,to me it motivates me to show kindness,compassion to those in need,without even giving them money.Hugs releases tension and stimulise the body system.There is nobody on this planet who has not been hug before.I personally have seen conflict been solved through hugging.

    Posted August 18th, 2008 by adu-asare kwadwo(from Ghana).

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