The passphrase should consist of letters and numbers only - eg: "dog123ez" . Do not use punctuation or other symbols. Multiple-word passphrases are OK - eg: "We live to help". You can also use it to keep out the RegBots - by using the passphrase module to ask a simple question such as "How many weeks are in one year", etc.
To avoid problems, all letters are converted to lowercase, so it won't matter if the user submits uppercase or lowercase letters in their passphrase. Spaces are ignored.
Thank you to Franz Kössinger who created the "CB Passphrase" plugin for Community Builder. Also thanks to Ajay Lulia who created "JSecure Authentication", and Alaattin Kahramanlar (ADJR plugin) - some of the same ideas are used in this plugin.
As suggested by other reviewers, it would be useful if we can have multiple phrases.
Other than that, this extension is perfect. Thanks so much for making it available to the community.
I got in touch with Roger directly and he quickly grabbed the bull by the horns and after looking into my setup he rewrote the contribution, added and article to my site and not long after I had a working site with spam bot protection which to the time of writing this has not had a spam account created.
For me Captcha and reCaptcha did nothing to stop the reg bots doing there worst. The way that JRPassPhrase intercepts the opening of your registration page and requires your chosen pass phrase to be correctly entered before registration can progress, seems to be the answer to halting these reg bots.
I was very impressed with the positive response from Roger the developer and the way he approached my request for assistance. Many people would have simply said sorry the contribution is not compatible with your setup but Roger took the other approach and made his product fit my needs.
If you are having problems with spam accounts being created on your site, I suggest you get Rogers JRPassPhrase installed.
Thanks you so much for your product and assistance Roger.
Hi, there will soon be a "pro" version available that will allow unlimited encrypted passphrases to be used. Stay tuned.
I was getting a lot of unwanted messages posted on my forum (kunena) by bots. I installed this extension (easy btw) and set it up so that users must answer a simple question before being directed to the registration page. Since then I have received no spam messages.
Great work. Nice to have this functionality without having to make core hacks. Thanks. I wish I had found this extension sooner!
For anyone who is considering a "closed" or "private" type of website, this is a MUST HAVE!
It would be even better if a "Module Class Suffix" option could be set in the Passphrase module to integrate it into the template better.
Thanks for this great module/plugin.
Hi, Thanks for the suggestion! Module Class Suffix has now been added in V1.54.
However, as a challenge/response validation tool, it works great. Those looking for additional or enhanced security could also couple this with a CAPTCHA component that would really reduce bogus registrations (if that's something you experience).
Overall I like how simple and direct the tool is.
Thanks for the review. The program was designed to work with the standard joomla 1.5x login module. My email is below, if I can assist with getting it to work with your discrete login. (webmaster @nospam@ rayonics.com)