Feature #5073


Method of dealing with spam registrations

Added by Bruce Joy over 14 years ago. Updated almost 12 years ago.

Accounts / authentication
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We've created a new open source software community site ( and we have been getting many spam user registrations (More than 50 in 1 month).

They are now all registered users but not active users because they're clearly automatically generated and noone is responding to the emails that Redmine sends out to complete the sign up.

I would love to be able to move all of these spam users into another folder, but the only function provided in the 0.8.4 UI is to activate them one by one and then I could lock them one by one. There should be a better way of handling this in a bulk process and put them somewhere that noone will be tempted to bring them back and make them active users.

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #2340: Self-registration needs captchaNew2008-12-15

Actions #2

Updated by Shane StClair over 13 years ago

I took a first stab at a Redmine plugin that adds a recaptcha to the user self registration page.

A tester would be great, as it's my first ruby/rails/redmine/git endeavor and I'm sure I left something out.

Also, the plugin currently entirely overrides the account_controller's register method. There may be a better way to do this, but it seemed like the recaptcha verification needed to be inserted in the middle of the method logic...

Actions #3

Updated by Bruce Joy over 13 years ago

That's great, Shane. I'll see if one of my team can try it out during the week. You may want to also inform people on this issue: #2340 as you may get the quickest response that way.

Actions #4

Updated by Shane StClair over 13 years ago

Just an update, reCAPTCHA plugin working with current trunk (1.1.1.devel.4802) and now can be configured through the Administration interface.

Actions #5

Updated by Jean-Claude Wippler almost 12 years ago

Please add (re)-captcha support to Redmine 2 - see #675


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