Quickstart

This page shows you how to get setup to use reCAPTCHA Enterprise.

Before you begin

  1. Get whitelisted for the reCAPTCHA Enterprise API.

    reCAPTCHA Enterprise is not available for everyone at this time, so you must go through a whitelisting process to gain access.

    Complete the reCAPTCHA Enterprise Program form. You will need to include the following information:

    • Email address for someone who is an owner of the Google Cloud project. This person will be able to enable the reCAPTCHA Enterprise API once we have whitelisted their account.

    Wait for a reply confirming that whitelisting is completed.

  1. Sign in to your Google Account.

    If you don't already have one, sign up for a new account.

  2. In the Cloud Console, on the project selector page, select or create a Cloud project.

    Go to the project selector page

  3. Make sure that billing is enabled for your Google Cloud project. Learn how to confirm billing is enabled for your project.

  4. Enable the reCAPTCHA Enterprise API.

    Enable the API

  5. Set up authentication:
    1. In the Cloud Console, go to the Create service account key page.

      Go to the Create Service Account Key page
    2. From the Service account list, select New service account.
    3. In the Service account name field, enter a name.
    4. From the Role list, select Project > Owner.

      Note: The Role field authorizes your service account to access resources. You can view and change this field later by using the Cloud Console. If you are developing a production app, specify more granular permissions than Project > Owner. For more information, see granting roles to service accounts.
    5. Click Create. A JSON file that contains your key downloads to your computer.
  6. Set the environment variable GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS to the path of the JSON file that contains your service account key. This variable only applies to your current shell session, so if you open a new session, set the variable again.

  7. Install and initialize the Cloud SDK.

Clean up

There are no clean up steps required.

What's next