Register Captcha: a CGI script to do EPrints registrations with Authen::Captcha

Muldoon, Mark (2007) Register Captcha: a CGI script to do EPrints registrations with Authen::Captcha.

[img] ReadMe about installation and use of script - ["document_typename_ascii" not defined]
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[img] register_captcha a CGI script for EPrints registration - ["document_typename_ascii" not defined]
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Item Type: Script
EPrints Version: EPrints 2 > EPrints 2.3 > EPrints 2.3.13
License: GPL
Date: 8 March 2007
Creators Name: Muldoon, Mark
Department: School of Mathematics
Institution: Univeristy of Manchester
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2007 11:02
Last Modified: 14 May 2010 12:18


Our EPrints server was receiving a steady trickle of user registrations from people with names like "Replica Rolex". Although it is entertaining to imagine that there may be people calling themselves after watches, I suspect that my new users are mostly robots, and so I wrote this CGI script, a modified version of the register script found in the cgi directory of an EPrints 2.3 installation, to add a captcha test to deter registrations from non-humans. There are two files here, the script itself and a ReadMe file: both are plain text. One can see the script in action at


In addition to the script here, one needs the perl modules GD and Authen::Captcha


See the ReadMe file.


See comments at the beginning of the script.

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