How to Improve Spam Protection with Cloudflare Turnstile
Tom Fast on Feb 24 2023
As the internet grows and evolves, one thing that remains constant is the presence of spam. Whether it's unwanted emails or bots trying to infiltrate your website, spam can be a nuisance and a threat to your online security. That's why we're excited to announce our latest feature for spam protection: Cloudflare Turnstile.
Cloudflare Turnstile is a smart CAPTCHA alternative that can be embedded into any website without sending traffic through Cloudflare. It works without showing visitors a CAPTCHA, which can be a frustrating experience for users. With Turnstile, visitors can verify their humanity quickly and easily without disrupting their browsing experience.
So, how does it work?
When a visitor tries to access a protected area of your website, Turnstile will prompt them to complete a challenge. This challenge is designed to distinguish humans from bots and prevent spam from infiltrating your website. The challenge can take the form of a simple math problem, a checkbox to confirm that they're not a robot, or even a simple game.
Once the visitor completes the challenge, they'll be granted access to the protected area of your website. If they fail the challenge, they'll be prompted to try again or to contact your support team for assistance.
One of the key benefits of Turnstile is that it can be embedded into any website without sending traffic through Cloudflare. This means that you don't have to worry about any latency or delays caused by routing traffic through a third-party service. Instead, Turnstile is designed to work seamlessly with your existing website infrastructure.
Finally, Turnstile is a powerful tool for preventing spam and protecting your website from malicious activity. By using advanced machine learning algorithms, Turnstile can accurately distinguish between humans and bots, reducing the risk of fraudulent activity and protecting your website from spam.
How to connect your form to Cloudflare Turnstile
You'll need to get your Turnstile Secret Key from Cloudflare. Please see this link for documentation.
First select your form, then navigate to Settings -> Spam.
Then simply enter your Turnstile Secret Key.
Then toggle on "Require valid a Turnstile response?"
NOTE: providing us with your Turnstile Site Key allows Basin to provide you with a way to test your form (under Settings -> Setup).
In conclusion, Cloudflare Turnstile is a powerful tool for spam protection that can be embedded into any website without disrupting the user experience. With its advanced machine learning algorithms, Turnstile is a great choice for anyone looking to protect their website from spam and other malicious activity. Try it out today and see the difference it can make for your online security!