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SGCaptcha: CAPTCHA validation using geometric shapes

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sgcaptcha 1MIT/X Consortium ...5.0PHP 5, Graphics, Validation, Security
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This class implements CAPTCHA validation using geometric shapes.

It can generate an image with several geometric shapes and associated numbers on them.

The user is required to enter the numbers that are in images of one of the types of geometric shape displayed in the end of the CAPTCHA image.

The correct answer is stored in session variable for subsequent verification.

Innovation Award
PHP Programming Innovation award nominee
July 2014
Number 3


Prize: One downloadable copy of PhpED Professional
CAPTCHA solutions are useful to prevent that sites are abused by robot scripts.

However, some CAPTCHA solutions become a little to hard to authenticate real users.

This class implements an approach that provides a simple solution by letting the users pick numbers associated with given geometric shapes displayed around the numbers.

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Simple geometric captcha for PHP
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Version 1. 2014-06-07.
Author: Francisco del Aguila (http://www.alboran.net, faguila@alboran.net)
Generate a captcha with geometric figures.

USAGE

    Include the next line in your HTML/PHP webpage:
    
    <img src="{path}/sgcaptcha.php" alt="Captcha" />
    
    The captcha solution value is stored in $_SESSION['captcha']
    The key figure appears at right with no value.
    User must input digits inside the key figures. The result may be an empty string.

    See the 'example.php' file.
    
    You can change the colour schema and length of the key editing the file 'captcha.php'.


REQUIREMENTS

    Requires GD library enabled in PHP. 


LICENSE

    This software is published under the MIT license. (see http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT)
    This information must remain in all copies of this software.


HISTORY
    Version 1, 2014-06-07. First version.
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