You can create a password protected test that can be accessed through a link. Unlike public tests, you cannot access this test without a password. Creating these tests is useful, when you want to have a control over who can access the test.
These tests are especially preferred in recruiting events where it is a best practice to change the password after candidates log on to the test. Again, when the recruiting event concludes, the password is updated to revoke access to the test.
Suppose, you are conducting a test on a campus. You can share the link and password with the candidates and after they login, you want to ensure that no one else can access this test. So, you can change the password again. However, this will not impact the candidates who are already logged on to the test with the previous password.
Best Practice: In campus recruitment events, you should change the password 5 to 10 minutes into the test. This ensures that no external candidates can access the test. In this case, even if the initial password is disclosed to the external candidates, they cannot log on to the test because the password is changed.
- You must be logged in to your HackerRank for Work account.
- You must have created a test.
- Click the Tests tab on the home page and then click the required test.
- Click Advanced Settings in the left navigation pane.
- Click Test Access on the displayed page to expand the section.
- In the Password Protected Test URL area:
- Enter the custom URL and then click Create Link.
To generate the custom link, you can specify a unique name.
Example: If you are creating a test for a Java Developer, you can specify the custom url as java-developer. The link is www.hr.gs/<your custom URL> which in this case becomes www.hr.gs/java-developer.
Note: You cannot reuse the same custom URL for any other test. If you delete this link, you cannot reuse the same custom URL again, even for the same test. You must enter a unique custom URL to create a link.
- Enter a password and click Set Password to set the password.
Tip: If you want to set a new password, you can enter the new password and click Set Password. The old password gets replaced by the new password.