Preview Lock Protection

The WebEngine preview url is locked from public consumption. The WebEngine preview URL will not render unless the user is logged in and has access to that instance. Alternatively, a password can be provided if the setting with category: security and key: preview_lock_password is set, a user may enter the password to start a verified session.

Any instance created on or after Jan 1, 2021 is automatically locked. If your instance is older and you would like Preview Lock Protection, please reach out to support.

Once a user is verified by (via password or their user login session), a unique device imprint cookie [ZVerified] is created and is used to quickly bypass the preview lock for every network request.

Preview Lock Protection exists to protect your un-published changes and to prevent users from using the preview URL in production.

Turning on Preview Lock Protection

For Instances created before Jan 1, 2021, contact your account manager, as you will need a setting added to your instance to toggle on Preview Lock. Once you have that setting you may edit it in the manager-ui under /settings/instance/security from there you may toggle Preview Lock on or off.

Preview Lock On is a legacy setting for Instances created before Jan 1, 2021

Setting a Preview Lock Protection Password

If you wish for your preview to be accessed by non-authenticated Zesty users, you may set a preview lock password which prompts an unauthenticated user to enter a password. They may try 5 times before being locked out.