This article describes how to generate reCAPTCHA keys from Google. By adding reCAPTCHA capability to your web site, you can help make it more secure.
Google reCAPTCHA is a popular service providing anti-abuse security to help protect your web site. For example, A2 Optimized for WordPress utilizes the reCAPTCHA feature as an additional layer of security for your site. To integrate Google reCAPTCHA in an application, you register the app or web domain with Google’s reCAPTCHA service. After the domain is registered, Google provides reCAPTCHA keys.
There are two keys, the Site Key and the Secret Key. The Site Key and the Secret Key are also sometimes called the public and private key, respectively.
The Site Key is used to render the reCAPTCHA within a page, and the Secret Key is used for server-side validation. The keys are unique to the domain for which they are registered.
To generate the reCAPTCHA keys, follow these steps:
Sign in to your Google account:
The Google reCAPTCHA dashboard appears. If you have already generated reCAPTCHA keys, the dashboard shows statistics about your previously created keys:
To create a new Site Key and Secret Key, click + on the upper right-hand side of the page:
The Register a new site form appears. Specify the following information about your site to obtain the Site Key and Secret Key:
Click SUBMIT. The newly generated Site Key and Secret Key appear: