Is PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions Able to Utilize CAPTCHA on Login Pages?
Last updated on FEBRUARY 09, 2018
Applies to:PeopleSoft Enterprise CS Campus Community - Version 9 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
CAPTCHA is a commonly used and recognized tool designed to prevent repeated, automated attempts to access unsecured pages or features by adding an 'interaction checkpoint'. This checkpoint does not require the user to possess or validate any credentials; it is not a security checkpoint. Instead, it requires the user to accurately interpret distorted media such as warped text, noisy audio, or distorted images. This is a rather simple task for the average user, but has historically been challenging or impractical for automated software to do. The primary use of CAPTCHA is a slowdown tool to help reduce the likelihood of extraneous or spammed requests against a feature that is open to the public and not already behind any form of security validation.
An example of a common scenario where CAPTCHA is deployed would be on the new account creation page of a publicly available website or service such as Hotmail or Facebook. When creating a new account on such a service, users have not yet 'logged in' to anything or passed any kind of security checkpoint. In this circumstance, CAPTCHA is a useful tool to minimize spammed, automated account creation attempts.
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