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September 11, 2019

Increase security by using Magento 2 CAPTCHA! Implement Magento 2 CAPTCHA for user creation to avoid false users and the spamming of password-reset emails. 

How to enable CAPTCHA for user creation in Magento 2

We recommend enabling CAPTCHA for user creation to prevent malicious mass-creation of false users and the spamming of password-reset requests. If your store is already receiving high numbers of bounce-back emails or has been blacklisted by mail servers, enabling Magento 2 CAPTCHA will help prevent future occurrences.

Magento 2 CAPTCHA Method

This method is for Magento 2 CATCHA. For Magento 1, go here.

  1. From the Admin Panel, select STORES > Configuration.

  2. Select CUSTOMERS > Customer Configuration.

  3. If the Use system value checkbox is selected, clear it. From the Enable Magneto 2 CAPTCHA from storefront drop-down list, click Yes. Then, click Save Config.

  4. Locate the Forms section. If the Use system value checkbox is selected, clear it. Use Ctrl-Click or Cmd-Click to select Create user and Forgot password.

  5. Click Save Config. Your store will now present a Magento 2 CAPTCHA whenever someone attempts to create a user, or when attempting to reset a password.

Resources for More Information

Need more help? The Applications > Magento 1 and Magento 2 sections within the Nexcess Knowledge Base are important resources for those seeking additional knowledge. Or, check out our related articles below.

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