I finally figured out that giving out download keys, allowing linking to patreon, and even setting a password doesn't give them access to the game. Always comes up with nothing available to download.
I see it mentioned that I can set it to download.... but I don't really want it downloaded as finding the art is part of the fun. Also my project kinda fails to save progress when not hosted due to how browsers handle local storage T..T So I really just want it played in browser.
What am I missing? or are html5 games just not supported for restricted access?