Author image Kieren Diment
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Catalyst::Controller::reCAPTCHA - authenticate people and read books!

WARNING: Deprecated. Please use Catalyst::TraitFor::Controller::reCAPTCHA instead.


This module has been deprecated and has been replaced with Catalyst::TraitFor::Controller::reCAPTCHA. Please do not use this for new projects. Version 0.8 is very likely the last to be released for this module.

Catalyst::Controller wrapper around Capatcha::reCAPTCHA. Provides a number of Private methods that deal with the recaptcha.


In (or equivalent in config file):

 __PACKAGE__->config->{recaptcha}->{pub_key} =
 __PACKAGE__->config->{recaptcha}->{priv_key} =

(the two keys above work for http://localhost unless someone hammers the reCAPTCHA server with failures, in which case the API keys get a temporary ban).


captcha_get : Private

Sets $c->stash->{recaptcha} to be the html form for the reCAPTCHA service which can be included in your HTML form.


captcha_check : Private

Validates the reCaptcha using Captcha::reCAPTCHA. sets $c->stash->{recaptcha_ok} which will be 1 on success. The action also returns true if there is success. This means you can do:

 if ( $c->forward(captcha_check) ) {
   # do something based on the reCAPTCHA passing

or alternatively:

 if ( $c->stash->{recaptcha_ok} ) {
   # do something based on the reCAPTCHA passing

If there's an error, $c->stash->{recaptcha_error} is set with the error string provided by Captcha::reCAPTCHA.


See the t/lib/TestApp example in the Catalyst::Controller::reCAPTCHA distribution.


This module is deprecated. Please report any bugs you find against Catalyst::TraitFor::Controller::reCAPTCHA.


Captcha::reCAPTCHA, Catalyst::Controller, Catalyst.

AUTHOR and Copyright

Kieren Diment


This library is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.