Microsoft OneNote Security (Password Protection)

Password Protection

OneNote allows password-protect of sections of a notebook, however, passwords once set are not recoverable so if forgotten there’s no way 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 via its excellent authentication app.