Commit cff9f62c authored by Kristina Hoeppner's avatar Kristina Hoeppner
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admin/config_site: Add reCAPTCHA information

New feature in Mahara 1.9: Be able to use
reCAPTCHA to protect against bot attacks. It
won't stop human spammers, but that is taken
care of by another spam protection method.
parent f4a80cd1
......@@ -214,6 +214,7 @@ Account settings
.. index:: Virus checking, ClamAV, Anti-spam, External resources in HTML
pair: Administration; Security settings
single: Site administrator; Security settings
single: Spam protection; reCAPTCHA
.. _security_settings:
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#. **Enable Spamhaus URL blacklist**: If enabled, URLs will be checked against the Spamhaus DNSBL. The `Spamhaus Project <http://www.spamhaus.org>`_ provides a URL blacklist that is free for non-commercial, low-traffic use. A professional use datafeed service is also available but not supported in Mahara. Please read the `Spamhaus DNSBL usage terms <http://www.spamhaus.org/organization/dnsblusage.html>`_ before enabling this option.
#. **Enable SURBL URL blacklist**: If enabled, URLs will be checked against the SURBL DNSBL. `SURBL <http://www.surbl.org>`_ provides a URL blacklist that is free for organizations with fewer than 1000 users. A professional use datafeed service is also available, but not supported in Mahara. Please read the `SURBL usage terms <http://www.surbl.org/usage-policy.html>`_ before enabling this option.
#. **Disable external resources in user HTML**: Turning this option on will prevent users from embedding external resources such as images from remote sites into their forum posts and other HTML content. It is however a good thing to do from a security standpoint since it does neutralise a few clever phishing attacks. See the `HTML Purifier documentation <http://htmlpurifier.org/live/configdoc/plain.html#URI.DisableExternalResources>`_ for more details.
#. |new in Mahara 1.9| **reCAPTCHA on user registration form**: If checked, :index:`people who register themselves on the site <single: New in Mahara 1.9; reCAPTCHA>` are required to fill in a `reCAPTCHA <http://recaptcha.org/>`_ test. This is a spam protection instrument.
#. |new in Mahara 1.9| **reCAPTCHA public key**: Enter the public key for your site's reCAPTCHA account.
#. |new in Mahara 1.9| **reCAPTCHA private key**: Enter the private key for your site's reCAPTCHA account.
.. index::
pair: Administration; Proxy settings
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