Text captcha for user registration
by Link Digital

CKAN TextCaptcha

A text based captcha for the CKAN open data platform user registration form using http://textcaptcha.com.


Tested in CKAN 2.3 and 2.4


To install CKAN TextCaptcha:

  1. Activate your CKAN virtual environment, for example:

    . /usr/lib/ckan/default/bin/activate

  2. Install the ckanext-textcaptcha Python package into your virtual environment:

    $ python setup.py install

  3. Add textcaptcha to the ckan.plugins setting in your CKAN config file (by default the config file is located at /etc/ckan/default/production.ini).

  4. Restart CKAN. For example if you’ve deployed CKAN with Apache on Ubuntu:

    $ sudo service apache2 reload

Config Settings

  1. Add ckan.textcaptcha.url option to the /etc/ckan/default/production.ini that defines textcaptcha api url. For example http://api.textcaptcha.com/YOUR_EMAIL.json

Development Installation

To install CKAN TextCaptcha for development, activate your CKAN virtualenv and do:

 $ python setup.py develop

All dependencies will be installed automatically

Copying and License

This material is copyright © 2015 Link Web Services Pty Ltd

It is open and licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL) v3.0 whose full text may be found at:


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