Microsoft OneNote: Security (Password Protection)

Password Protection

Microsoft OneNote allows password protection of sections of a Notebook; however, passwords once set are not recoverable; if forgotten, it is IMPOSSIBLE to reset access, and all notes in that section will be lost. Consider using a password manager.  In addition, locked sections can still be permanently deleted without entering the password.

Image showing how to password protect a section or page in OneNote.

If you want to secure access to OneNote, a better way is to enable multifactor authentication on the Microsoft account you used to sign in. Microsoft offers several methods for protecting your account, including through its excellent authentication app.

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If you would like to discuss any of the above in more detail or explore the more advanced options of this feature, please don’t hesitate to contact the Digital Learning Specialists, who are more than happy to arrange bespoke coaching and mentoring sessions.

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