Method of dealing with spam registrations
|Category:||Accounts / authentication|
We've created a new open source software community site (www.vastpark.org) 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.
#2 Updated by Shane StClair about 12 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...