To manage security settings go to Configuration → Settings → General settings.
This page enables multi-store configuration, it means that the same settings can be defined for all stores, or differ from store to store. If you want to manage settings for a certain store, choose its name from multi-store configuration drop-down list and tick all needed checkboxes at the left side to set custom value for them. For further details refer to Multi-store.
Define the Security settings as follows:
- In the Admin area allowed IP field, enter the IP addresses that are allowed to access the backend. Leave this field empty if you do not want to restrict access to the backend. Use commas between the IP addresses (for example, 127.0.0.10, 18.104.22.168).
- Tick the Enable honeypot to enable honeypot. In computer terminology, a honeypot is a trap set to detect, deflect, or, in some manner, counteract attempts at unauthorized use of information systems.
- In the Encryption private key field, enter the encryption private key used for storing sensitive data. Click Change at any time to change this key. All sensitive data is encrypted using this private key.
It is recommended to make a backup of your database before you change the encryption key. Sensitive data includes all credit card information (only when this credit card information is stored in the store database).
CAPTCHA is a program that can tell whether it is a human or a computer is trying to access your web site. nopCommerce uses reCAPTCHA by Google. reCAPTCHA is a free service that protects your website from spam and abuse. reCAPTCHA uses an advanced risk analysis engine and adaptive challenges to keep automated software from engaging in abusive activities on your site. It does this while letting your valid users pass through with ease.
Define the CAPTCHA settings as follows:
This panel will reveal following settings when CAPTCHA enabled is ticked:
- Type of reCAPTCHA: choose reCAPTCHA v2 or reCAPTCHA v3. The differense between them is that reCAPTCHA v2 shows "I'm not a robot" checkbox but reCAPTCHA v3 is invisible for customers. Read more about reCAPTCHA v2 and reCAPTCHA v3.
- reCAPTCHA v3 score threshold is enabled when reCAPTCHA v3 is selected. Read more about score threshold here.
- Show CAPTCHA on the login page.
- Show CAPTCHA on the registration page.
- Show CAPTCHA on the forgot password page.
- Show CAPTCHA on the contact us page.
- Show CAPTCHA on the email wishlist to a friend page.
- Show CAPTCHA on the email product to a friend page.
- Show CAPTCHA on the blog page (comments).
- Show CAPTCHA on the news page (comments).
- Show CAPTCHA on the product reviews page.
- Show CAPTCHA on the apply for vendor account page.
- Show CAPTCHA on the forum page.
- Enter the reCAPTCHA public key.
- Enter the reCAPTCHA private key.
Dropped support for Recaptcha v1.