Configuring reCAPTCHA

You can configure reCAPTCHA on your Developer Portal site to provide more protection from spam and abuse.

Before you begin

You must have administrator access to complete this task.

About this task

reCAPTCHA is a CAPTCHA-like system that is designed to establish that a computer user is human. The types of reCAPTCHA that are available include Checkbox, Invisible, and Android.
Note: To use reCAPTCHA the administrator of your Developer Portal is required to sign up to Google's reCAPTCHA API, and your portal server must have internet access.


To configure reCAPTCHA, complete the following steps:

  1. If the administrator dashboard is not displayed, click Manage to display it.
  2. Click Configuration > People > CAPTCHA module settings > reCAPTCHA in the administrator dashboard.
    The reCAPTCHA settings window opens.
  3. In the GENERAL SETTINGS section, click register for reCAPTCHA.
    The Google registration site for reCAPTCHA is displayed.
  4. Follow the instructions on Google to register your Developer Portal site, and obtain the Site key and Secret key.
  5. Return to the reCAPTCHA settings window in the Developer Portal, and enter the Site key and Secret key that you obtained from Google into the GENERAL SETTINGS section.
  6. Optional: Update the WIDGET SETTINGS section as required.
  7. Click Save configuration to save your changes.
  8. Click the CAPTCHA Settings tab, and in the FORM PROTECTION section change the Default challenge type to reCAPTCHA (from module reCAPTCHA).
  9. Click Save configuration.


The reCAPTCHA module is now enabled on your Developer Portal site.