How To: Use Recaptcha

To use Recaptcha in login form, follow these steps:

Requires Serenity 1.8.5+

You might also use it for another form, but this is just a sample for login.

First, you need to register a new site for Recaptcha at:

Once you have your site key, and secret key, enter them in web.config/appSettings section:

<add key="Recaptcha" value="{ 
    SiteKey: '6LeIxAcTAAAAAJcZVRqyHh71UMIEGNQ_MXjiZKhI', 
    SecretKey: '6LeIxAcTAAAAAGG-vFI1TnRWxMZNFuojJ4WifJWe' }" />

The keys listed above are only for testing purposes. Never use them in production.

Edit LoginForm.cs to add a Recaptcha property:

public class LoginForm
    [Placeholder("default username is 'admin'")]
    public String Username { get; set; }
    [PasswordEditor, Placeholder("default password for admin user is 'serenity'"), Required(true)]
    public String Password { get; set; }
    [DisplayName(""), Recaptcha]
    public string Recaptcha { get; set; }

Edit LoginRequest.cs to add a Recaptcha property:

public class LoginRequest : ServiceRequest
    public string Username { get; set; }
    public string Password { get; set; }
    public string Recaptcha { get; set; }

Edit Login method under AccountPage.cs to validate the captcha server side:

[HttpPost, JsonFilter]
public Result<ServiceResponse> Login(LoginRequest request)
    return this.ExecuteMethod(() =>

        if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(request.Username))
            throw new ArgumentNullException("username");

        var username = request.Username;

        // just add line below

        if (WebSecurityHelper.Authenticate(ref username, request.Password, false))
            return new ServiceResponse();

        throw new ValidationError("AuthenticationError",

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