Gofilord Gofilord - 7 months ago 286
Ajax Question

ReCaptcha 2.0 With AJAX

I have managed to get ReCaptcha 2.0 working in my website. However, it's only working when I don't use AJAX and I let the form submit "naturally".

I want to submit the form with the captcha and alert the user with a success note without refreshing the page.

I tried the following code, but it seems like the server doesn't get the user response:

HTML:

<form class="form" action="javascript:void(0)" novalidate>
<!-- all the inputs... -->

<!-- captcha -->
<div class="input-group">
<div class="g-recaptcha" data-sitekey="6LdOPgYTAAAAAE3ltWQGar80KUavaR-JblgPZjDI"></div>
</div>

<div class="errors" id="errors" style="display: none"></div>

<div class="input-group">
<input type="button" value="Send" class="btn-default right" id="submit">
<div class="clear"></div>
</div>
</form>


JS:

$('#submit').click(function(e) {
console.log('clicked submit'); // --> works

var $errors = $('#errors'),
$status = $('#status'),

name = $('#name').val().replace(/<|>/g, ""), // prevent xss
email = $('#email').val().replace(/<|>/g, ""),
msg = $('#message').val().replace(/<|>/g, "");

if (name == '' || email == '' || msg == '') {
valid = false;
errors = "All fields are required.";
}

// pretty sure the problem is here
console.log('captcha response: ' + grecaptcha.getResponse()); // --> captcha response:

if (!errors) {
// hide the errors
$errors.slideUp();
// ajax to the php file to send the mail
$.ajax({
type: "POST",
url: "http://orenurbach.com/assets/sendmail.php",
data: "email=" + email + "&name=" + name + "&msg=" + msg + "&g-recaptcha-response=" + grecaptcha.getResponse()
}).done(function(status) {
if (status == "ok") {
// slide down the "ok" message to the user
$status.text('Thanks! Your message has been sent, and I will contact you soon.');
$status.slideDown();
// clear the form fields
$('#name').val('');
$('#email').val('');
$('#message').val('');
}
});
} else {
$errors.text(errors);
$errors.slideDown();
}
});


PHP:

<?php
// assemble the message from the POST fields

// getting the captcha
$captcha = '';
if (isset($_POST['g-recaptcha-response']))
$captcha = $_POST['g-recaptcha-response'];
echo 'captcha: '.$captcha;

if (!$captcha)
echo 'The captcha has not been checked.';
// handling the captcha and checking if it's ok
$secret = 'MY_SECRET';
$response = json_decode(file_get_contents("https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api/siteverify?secret=".$secret."&response=".$captcha."&remoteip=".$_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']), true);

var_dump($response);

// if the captcha is cleared with google, send the mail and echo ok.
if ($response['success'] != false) {
// send the actual mail
@mail($email_to, $subject, $finalMsg);

// the echo goes back to the ajax, so the user can know if everything is ok
echo 'ok';
} else {
echo 'not ok';
}
?>


The result in the PHP page:

captcha: The captcha has not been checked.array(2) { ["success"]=> bool(false) ["error-codes"]=> array(1) { [0]=> string(22) "missing-input-response" } } not ok


Bottom line is, how can I get the input response manually without it automatically going with the rest of the POST data?

Answer Source

Ok, this was pretty silly.

I have done a couple of things wrong:

  • In the PHP file, all the strings had single quotes on them, and that caused problems.
  • Throughout the testing, I added multiple printings of things in the PHP file, thus the if (status == "ok") was never working. I did get the emails but did not get any conformation that I did and now I see why.
  • When I wanted to check what the PHP file was omitting, I simply went to it's address in the URL and always got an error. Even when the mails were sent. Now I understand that that is not the correct way of checking the logs.

Thanks to @Samurai who helped my figure out things.


Final PHP code:

<?php
    // assemble the message from the POST fields

    // getting the captcha
    $captcha = "";
    if (isset($_POST["g-recaptcha-response"]))
        $captcha = $_POST["g-recaptcha-response"];

    if (!$captcha)
        echo "not ok";
    // handling the captcha and checking if it's ok
    $secret = "MY_SECRET";
    $response = json_decode(file_get_contents("https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api/siteverify?secret=".$secret."&response=".$captcha."&remoteip=".$_SERVER["REMOTE_ADDR"]), true);

    // if the captcha is cleared with google, send the mail and echo ok.
    if ($response["success"] != false) {
        // send the actual mail
        @mail($email_to, $subject, $finalMsg);

        // the echo goes back to the ajax, so the user can know if everything is ok
        echo "ok";
    } else {
        echo "not ok";
    }
?>