How to get StopForumSpam API key?

2019-04-24 api, customer, register, spam

PrestaShop stpres are a subject of major spam attack recently. The PrestaShop's feature that is affected with this attack is the customer registration form. Spammers / bots creates many fake customer accounts in PrestaShop stores. Because of this we decided to build a solution that will identify SPAM attack and block it. Anti-spam feature we created is a module to block spam that is based on StopForumSpam API service.


stop forum spam in prestashop module


What is the StopFormSpam service?

Stop Forum Spam is a free service that records reports of spam on forums, blogs and wikis to name a few. All these records are then made available to developers search and view but most importantly, to access in an automated way to block suspected spammers before they can get in the front door. Everyone is familiar with more traditional "solve the word" systems to prevent abuse, Stop Forum Spam is a targeted and specialsed solution to help stop abuse of your website.  


To get access to this great anti-spam api you do not have to pay anything. It's a kind of "open-source" service that offers spam identification for absolutely free. All you have to do is an account registration on page to get own unique API key dedicated for your website.


How to get API key?

  1. open StopForumSpam page 
  2. click on "create account" button 
  3. read website rules and click on "agree" button
  4. create your account (During register use existing email account because you'll need to confirm account)
  5. after successful account creation log in to your user account
  6. go to "user panel > get api key" section [see screenshot]
  7. Fill out form with Your Name and Your website and confirm API key register
  8. Then go to "user panel > API keys" - you will see there all api keys you created [see screenshot]. You can create as many api keys as you want (if you have many shops - create such api key for each shop domain separately). Do not turn on "public" nor "reportable" options.
  9. Just copy the api key and paste it in anti-spam module configuration page [see screnshot]


author milos myszczuk
Article by Milosz Myszczuk PrestaShop expert, official PrestaShop community moderator. PHP developer, specialist in relative and spatial databases management, GIS Analyst, CEO & founder of VEKIA interactive agency. Read more about VEKIA company
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