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Modern Retail uses Google's ReCAPTCHA v2 to help prevent bots or nefarious actors from abusing your gift cards. This article will talk a little about what ReCAPTCHA is, why we use it, and what we'll need from you in order to make it work.

What is ReCAPTCHA?

If you've spent enough time online, you've probably seen google's ReCAPTCHA somewhere. It's the little "I'm not a robot" checkbox that you have to click on to proceed on a website, and it generally looks something like this:


Or something like this: 


ReCAPTCHA works by verifying which users on your site are actual legitimate users, and which are bots. ReCAPTCHA uses advanced, cutting edge technology to accomplish this, ensuring that your site isn't ripe for fraud. You can read more about ReCAPTCHA here.

How Do I Use This?

When setting up your Gift Card feature, Modern Retail will ask for the following two keys from your Google ReCaptcha v2 account:

  • Your sitekey
  • Your secretkey

Additionally, two domains are allowed for ReCaptcha:


If you can provide that information, we'll likely be able to do the rest of the setup for you. From there reCAPTCHA will work automatically to protect your site.

If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to us with a support request.