Magento Tutorials

How to Configure Magento CAPTCHA Settings for Admin and Customers

A CAPTCHA is a program that protects websites against bots by generating and grading tests that humans can pass but current computer programs cannot. The term “CAPTCHA” is an acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart.”

magento captcha

In Magento, CAPTCHA can be used for both the Admin and customers. This tutorial will guide you to configure CAPTCHA for Admin and customers in Magento 1 & 2.

Magento 1

CAPTCHA for Admin

This configuration will add a CAPTCHA to your Magento admin login page.

Magento Advanced System Menu
magento 1 captcha

1. In your Magento backend, go to System > Configuration. On the left menu, under Advanced section, click Admin.
2. On the upper-left corner, set Current Configuration Scope to “Default Config”.
3. Expand the CAPTCHA section. Set Enable CAPTCHA in Admin to Yes. You can leave the other settings as default or modify them as you wish.
4. Click the Save Config button.

CAPTCHA for customers

This configuration will add a CAPTCHA to customer account login page.

Magento 1 customer captcha

1. In your Magento backend, go to System > Configuration. On the left menu, under Customers section, click Customer Configuration.
2. On the upper-left corner, set Current Configuration Scope to the website where you want the configuration to apply.
3. Expand the CAPTCHA section. Set Enable CAPTCHA on Frontend to Yes. You can leave the other settings as default or modify them as you wish.
4. Click the Save Config button.

Magento 2

CAPTCHA for Admin

This configuration will add a CAPTCHA to your Magento admin login page.

magento 2 captcha

1. In your Magento 2 backend, go to Stores > Settings > Configuration. On the left menu, under Advanced section, click Admin.
2. On the upper-left corner, set Store View to “Default Config”.
3. Expand the CAPTCHA section. Uncheck Use system value box and set Enable CAPTCHA in Admin to Yes. You can leave the other settings as default or modify them as you wish.
4. Click the Save Config button.

CAPTCHA for customers

This configuration will add a CAPTCHA to customer account login page.

magento 2 customer captcha

1. In your Magento 2 backend, go to Stores > Settings > Configuration. On the left menu, under Customers section, click Customer Configuration.
2. On the upper-left corner, set Store View to the website where you want the configuration to apply.
3. Expand the CAPTCHA section. Uncheck Use system value box and set Enable CAPTCHA on Storefront to Yes. You can leave the other settings as default or modify them as you wish.
4. Click the Save Config button.


See also:
How to Add and Configure Multi Language for your Magento Store
How to Configure Image Sizes in Magento

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