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Google reCAPTCHA: How to enable it

Last Updated: Aug 09, 2016 01:00PM BRT
Google reCAPTCHA:  “Protect your website from spam and abuse while letting real people pass through with ease!”

What is a "CAPTCHA"?

A CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) is a program designed to prevent potentially-harmful bots from accessing your website, while admitting people.    It does this by creating random tests that people can understand but computer programs can't.  A common one is having to interpret and retype distorted text.  eDirectory uses Google’s reCAPTCHA, with advanced security and improved ease of use.  It's the best in class, and is the most widely used CAPTCHA provider in the world!

To enable Google reCAPTCHA, you first need to obtain a ‘Site Key’ and ‘Secret Key’. These codes are then pasted into the Site Manager.  You will first need to go to Google to get these codes.


Stage 1: Obtain the Google reCAPTCHA Site Key and Secret Key

1. Go to the Google reCAPTURE page here.  
2. Click on Get reCAPTCHA.
3. A new page will open with a box Register a new site.
4. Enter the name of your directory into the Label field.
5. Paste the URL of your directory home page into the Domains field.
6. When you’re finished, click Register.

On the new page, you will be able to see your Site key and Secret key.

Finally, the Key Settings box at the bottom of the page allows you to change the Label, Domains, and Owners.  Furthermore, if you click on Advanced Settings, you will be able to set your Security Preference.

Now you’re ready to configure your Site Manager!


Stage 2: Configure the Site Manager

Site Manager > Configuration > Google Integrations > Google reCAPTCHA

1. Log into the Site Manager, and open the Configuration tab.
2. Select Google Integrations from the submenu.
3. Open the Google reCAPTCHA tab.
4.Paste the Site Key and the Secret Key in their respective fields.
5. Check the box Enable new reCAPTCHA.
6. Click on Save changes.

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