CAPTCHA stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. It is mainly used to detect whether the end user is human or machine.
There has been always issues solving captcha as it generates complex image with along with text, many a times, it’s not clearly even visible. So, Google introduced a new way – reCAPTCHA – as they says “Easy on Humans, Hard on bots”.
With Liferay 7, reCAPTCHA comes out of the box for registration and forgot password functionalities and moreover it gives support to reCAPTCHA for any custom implementation.
To use reCAPTCHA with Liferay 7 portal, very first thing required is to get “reCAPTCHA Keys” and then enable it.
1. Get reCAPTCHA Keys.
Provide appropriate name e.g. ”Liferay ReCaptcha”, and add your domain e.g. ”localhost”.
Once registered, you will get Site key and Secret key as shown in below image
2. Enable reCAPTCHA.
Go to Liferay > Control Panel > Configuration > Server Administration > CAPTCHA as shown in below:
Provide Site key to reCAPTCHA Public Key and Secret key to reCAPTCHA Private Key fields, and then Save.
Now, Logout from Liferay and go on Create Account page. You can see a default Liferay captcha is replaced with the new Google reCAPTCHA.
Similarly, now go on Forgot Password page and you will see a new Google reCAPTCHA in place of default Liferay captcha view as shown in below image:
That was piece of cake, right?? Now, let’s Configure reCAPTCHA in Custom Portlet.
1. To create a Liferay workspace in ide follow the following steps:
Upon creation of the workspace, the structure should look like below
2. To create custom module in ide follow the following steps
Project Name: Enter appropriate name e.g :”HumanTest ”
Project Template Name: Select :”mvc-portlet”
3. Important block of code for view.jsp
4. Create Resource Request For reCAPTCHA
5. Create Action Request For reCAPTCHA check:
Hope this help!!