modCaptcha: A Lylacaptcha Plugin for FarCry

written by Geoff Bowers on Monday, 6 August, 2007 @ 09:02 AM

Sparked by the desire to run my blog in FarCry, and being inundated with blog spam, I've cobbled together a nifty little plugin for FarCry called modCaptcha that uses LylaCaptcha to generate a captcha formtool.

Built by Peter J. Farrell et al, LylaCaptcha is a Captcha created for implementation with ColdFusion. A Captcha is a type of challenge-response test used to determine whether or not a user is human. A common type of Captcha requires the user to enter the correct string of characters that have been distorted in an image. A Captcha can also be an response to a question that most people should be able to answer. This library is released under the Apache 2.0 license at

The plugin is real easy to install, and works with FarCry's awesome formtool system to build a LylaCaptcha image for your form. The formtool is used just the same as any of the formtools you may be familiar with in v4.0 – just create a boolean property and set the fttype="lylacaptcha". The captcha should be automatically created and managed.

I've updated the FarCry Plugin Portal with installation instructions; modCaptcha Documentation

As it's a little personal project, I decided to try hosting my modCaptcha code at Google Code. So far so good. modCaptcha also released under Apache 2.0.