PHP sample for visualCaptcha.
This is a demo/sample PHP app that uses the visualCaptcha PHP composer/packagist package and the visualCaptcha jQuery plugin bower package, as a proof-of-concept for how to integrate it with your PHP project.
NOTES FOR BEGINNERS
If you're used to the simpler, older version of visualCaptcha, you can still get version 4.2.0, but note it's harder to update and it has a potential flaw that could make bots override it, though it isn't a big concern if you understand how it's done.
If you're not familiar with building APIs, custom routes, composer, or bower, you should also consider using that simpler version.
This won't look like the current demo, because all demos use version 5.0+.
You need PHP 5.3+ installed with composer. Use the following command if you've got composer locally installed:
php composer.phar install
If you've got composer installed globally, use the following command
This will install the visualCaptcha package, PHPUnit, and Slim (for the API demo).
If you don't have a server running, you can use PHP's new built-in server to run it, for example on port 8282, by typing the following command:
php -S localhost:8282 -t public
If you already have apache or nginx running with PHP, you just need to point the root to
If you need to run Unit tests, just use the following command:
Issues installing composer and/or dependencies
You can get a ZIP with all dependencies already installed (just run a webserver and go inside the
public folder). Download it here.
visualCaptcha, since 5.0, uses an API for increased security and to become back-end-agnostic (that's why you can easily plug-in a Vanilla JS, AngularJS, or jQuery front-end without changing anything).
It expects the following routes to exist, which we've put in this sample, using Slim (just to make it easier).
You are expected to have these routes in your implementation, but you can change them in visualCaptcha's front-end config.
This route will be the first route called by the front-end, which will generate and store session data.
howmanyis required, the number of images to generate.
This route will be called for each image, to get it and show it, by index.
indexis required, the index of the image you want to get.
This route will be called for the audio file, to get it and play it, either the mp3 or ogg file.
typeis optional, the audio file format defaults to
mp3, but can also be
This is just a sample route, where we post the form to, and where the visualCaptcha validation takes place.
MIT. Check the LICENSE file.