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New Friendly Captcha API support

What are "Friendly Captcha" challenges?

They`re challenges that automatically verifies if the user is human.

For your convenience, we implemented support for Friendly Captcha API. If your software works with it, and supports minimal configuration, you should be able to decode Friendly captchas using Death By Captcha in no time.

  • Friendly captcha API: Provided a site url and Friendly captcha site key, the API returns a token that you will use to submit the form in the page with the Friendly captcha challenge.

Pricing

For the time being, price is $2.89/1K Friendly captcha challenges correctly solved. You will not be billed for Friendly captcha reported as incorrectly solved. Note that this pricing applies to new Friendly captcha challenges only, so only customers using this specific API will be charged said rate.

Friendly Captcha API FAQ:

What`s the Friendly Captcha API URL?

To use the Friendly Captcha API you will have to send a HTTP POST Request to http://api.dbcapi.me/api/captcha

What are the POST parameters for the Friendly Captcha API?

  • username: Your DBC account username
  • password: Your DBC account password
  • type=20: Type 20 specifies this is a Friendly Captcha API
  • friendly_params=json(payload): the data to access the Friendly captcha challenge
  • json payload structure:
    • proxy: your proxy url and credentials (if any).Examples:
    • proxytype: your proxy connection protocol. For supported proxy types refer to Which proxy types are supported?. Example:
      • HTTP
    • sitekey: the friendly captcha site key of the website with the friendly captcha.

      Example:

      • FCMGEMUD2KTDSQ5H

      You need to locate site key of Friendly Captcha. You can locate friendly captcha`s div element and check the value of data-sitekey parameter.

    • pageurl: the url of the page with the Friendly captcha challenges. This url has to include the path in which the Friendly captcha is loaded. Example: if the Friendly captcha you want to solve is in http://test.com/path1, pageurl has to be http://test.com/path1 and not http://test.com.

    The proxy parameter is optional, but we strongly recommend to use one to prevent rejection by the provided page due to inconsistencies between the IP that solved the captcha (ours if no proxy is provided) and the IP that submitted the solution for verification (yours).


    Note: if proxy is provided, proxytype is a required parameter.

    Full example of friendly_params:

    
    {
        'proxy': 'http://user:[email protected]:1234',
        'proxytype': 'HTTP',
        'sitekey': 'FCMGESUZ2KTKSQ9H',
        'pageurl': 'https://testsite.com/xxx-test'
    }
                

What`s the response from the Friendly Captcha API?

The Friendly Captcha API response has the following structure. It`s valid for one use and has a 2 minute lifespan. It will be a string like the following:


"230abf832a7f26303278e54af4e0e47a.ZabHzQdbzRU63mixAQwtkgAAAAAAAAAAxsWi6
f88jps=.AAAAAP6ZAQABAAAA4/cDAAIAAABzGgkAAwAAAPjgAwAEAAAASYMIAAUAAAAcqAc
ABgAAAIgpAgAHAAAAj7MDAAgAAAD5uQIACQAAACGTCAAKAAAAhQsGAAsAAAC5jgQADAAAAK
IuAQANAAAABTYCAA4AAACq/xoADwAAAAy0AwAQAAAAic4CABEAAADTIgQAEgAAAGGjBQATA
AAA6poFABQAAAB8XQUAFQAAAJeIAwAWAAAANMMDABcAAAAwGgEAGAAAAJqVAAAZAAAA6z4A
ABoAAABynwQAGwAAAG2SBAAcAAAAFI8EAB0AAABsGwIAHgAAAEtTAwAfAAAApJgJACAAAAB
xCgQAIQAAAKjkCwAiAAAAYq4AACMAAADEigMAJAAAAJfMAgAlAAAA/ZkBACYAAADmEAsAJw
AAAODODAAoAAAAgRwCACkAAAAs4wEAKgAAADb9BwArAAAAsBcAACwAAADmrgAA.AgAF"
      

Which proxy types are supported?

Currently, only HTTP proxies are supported. Support for other types will be added in the future.

Using Friendly Captcha API with api clients:


    /**
     * Death by Captcha PHP API friendly captcha usage example
     *
     * @package DBCAPI
     * @subpackage PHP
     */

    /**
     * DBC API clients
     */
    require_once '../deathbycaptcha.php';

    $username = "username";  // DBC account username
    $password = "password";  // DBC account password
    $token_from_panel = "your-token-from-panel";  // DBC account authtoken

    // Use DeathByCaptcha_SocketClient() class if you want to use SOCKET API.
    $client = new DeathByCaptcha_HttpClient($username, $password);
    $client->is_verbose = true;

    // To use token the first parameter must be authtoken.
    // $client = new DeathByCaptcha_HttpClient("authtoken", $token_from_panel);

    echo "Your balance is {$client->balance} US cents\n";

    // Set the proxy and friendly captcha token data
    $data = array(
        'proxy' => 'http://user:[email protected]:1234',
        'proxytype' => 'HTTP',
        'sitekey' => 'FCMGEMUD2KTDSQ5H',
        'pageurl' => 'https://client-demo.testsite.com/test'
    );
    //Create a json string
    $json = json_encode($data);

    //Put the type and the json payload
    $extra = [
        'type' => 20,
        'friendly_params' => $json,
    ];

    // Put null the first parameter and add the extra payload
    if ($captcha = $client->decode(null, $extra)) {
        echo "CAPTCHA {$captcha['captcha']} uploaded\n";

        sleep(DeathByCaptcha_Client::DEFAULT_TIMEOUT);

        // Poll for CAPTCHA indexes:
        if ($text = $client->get_text($captcha['captcha'])) {
            echo "CAPTCHA {$captcha['captcha']} solved: {$text}\n";

            // Report an incorrectly solved CAPTCHA.
            // Make sure the CAPTCHA was in fact incorrectly solved!
            //$client->report($captcha['captcha']);
        }
    }
        

    # friendly captcha
    import deathbycaptcha
    import json

    # Put your DBC account username and password here.
    username = "username"
    password = "password"

    # you can use authtoken instead of user/password combination
    # activate and get the authtoken from DBC users panel
    authtoken = "authtoken"

    # to use socket client
    # client = deathbycaptcha.SocketClient(username, password)

    # to use authtoken
    # client = deathbycaptcha.SocketClient(username, password, authtoken)

    client = deathbycaptcha.HttpClient(username, password)

    # Put the proxy and friendly captcha data
    Captcha_dict = {
        'proxy': 'http://user:[email protected]:1234',
        'proxytype': 'HTTP',
        'sitekey': 'FCMGEMUD2KTDSQ5H',
        'pageurl': 'https://client-demo.testsite.com/test'
    }

    # Create a json string
    json_Captcha = json.dumps(Captcha_dict)

    try:
        balance = client.get_balance()
        print(balance)

        # Put your CAPTCHA type and Json payload here:
        captcha = client.decode(type=20, friendly_params=json_Captcha)
        if captcha:
            # The CAPTCHA was solved; captcha["captcha"] item holds its
            # numeric ID, and captcha["text"] its text token solution.
            print("CAPTCHA %s solved: %s" % (captcha["captcha"], captcha["text"]))

            if '':  # check if the CAPTCHA was incorrectly solved
                client.report(captcha["captcha"])

    except deathbycaptcha.AccessDeniedException:
        # Access to DBC API denied, check your credentials and/or balance
        print("error: Access to DBC API denied, check your credentials and/or balance")

        

    import com.DeathByCaptcha.AccessDeniedException;
    import com.DeathByCaptcha.Client;
    import com.DeathByCaptcha.HttpClient;
    import com.DeathByCaptcha.SocketClient;
    import com.DeathByCaptcha.Captcha;
    import org.json.JSONObject;

    import java.io.IOException;

    class ExampleFriendlycaptcha {
        public static void main(String[] args)
                throws Exception {

            // Put your DBC username & password or authtoken here:
            String username = "your_username_here";
            String password = "your_password_here";
            String authtoken = "your_authtoken_here";

            /* Death By Captcha Socket Client
               Client client = (Client) (new SocketClient(username, password));
               Death By Captcha http Client */
            Client client = (Client) (new HttpClient(username, password));
            client.isVerbose = true;

            /* Using authtoken
               Client client = (Client) new HttpClient(authtoken); */

            try {
                try {
                    System.out.println("Your balance is " + client.getBalance()
                                                          + " US cents");
                } catch (IOException e) {
                    System.out.println("Failed fetching balance: " + e.toString());
                    return;
                }

                Captcha captcha = null;
                try {
                    // Proxy and friendly captcha data
                    String proxy = "http://user:[email protected]:1234";
                    String proxytype = "http";
                    String sitekey = "FCMGEMUD2KTDSQ5H";
                    String pageurl = "https://client-demo.testsite.com/test";
                    /* Upload a friendly captcha and poll for its status with 120 seconds timeout.
                       Put your proxy, proxy type, page sitekey, page url and solving
                       timeout (in seconds) 0 or nothing for the default timeout value. */
                    JSONObject json_params = new JSONObject();
                    json_params.put("proxy", proxy);
                    json_params.put("proxytype", proxytype);
                    json_params.put("sitekey", sitekey);
                    json_params.put("pageurl", pageurl);
                    captcha = client.decode(20, json_params);
                } catch (IOException e) {
                    System.out.println("Failed uploading CAPTCHA");
                    return;
                }
                if (null != captcha) {
                    System.out.println("CAPTCHA " + captcha.id + " solved: "
                                                               + captcha.text);

                    /* Report incorrectly solved CAPTCHA if necessary.
                       Make sure you've checked if the CAPTCHA was in fact incorrectly
                       solved, or else you might get banned as abuser. */
                    /*try {
                        if (client.report(captcha)) {
                            System.out.println("Reported as incorrectly solved");
                        } else {
                            System.out.println(
                                "Failed reporting incorrectly solved CAPTCHA");
                        }
                    } catch (IOException e) {
                        System.out.println(
                           "Failed reporting incorrectly solved CAPTCHA:" + e.toString());
                    }*/
                } else {
                    System.out.println("Failed solving CAPTCHA");
                }
            } catch (com.DeathByCaptcha.Exception e) {
                System.out.println(e);
            }
        }
    }

        

    // friendly captcha

    using System;
    using System.Collections;
    using DeathByCaptcha;

    namespace DBC_Examples.examples
    {
        public class FriendlycaptchaExample
        {
            public void Main()
            {
                // Put your DeathByCaptcha account username and password here.
                string username = "your username";
                string password = "your password";
                // string token_from_panel = "your-token-from-panel";

                /* Death By Captcha Socket Client
                   Client client = (Client) new SocketClient(username, password);
                   Death By Captcha http Client */
                Client client = (Client) new HttpClient(username, password);

                /* To use token authentication the first parameter must
                be "authtoken".
                Client client = (Client) new HttpClient("authtoken",
                                                        token_from_panel); */

                // Put your Proxy credentials and type here
                string proxy = "http://user:[email protected]:1234";
                string proxyType = "HTTP";
                string sitekey = "FCMGEMUD2KTDSQ5H";
                string pageurl = "https://client-demo.testsite.com/test";

                string friendlyParams = "{\"proxy\": \"" + proxy + "\"," +
                                        "\"proxytype\": \"" + proxyType + "\"," +
                                        "\"sitekey\": \"" + sitekey + "\"," +
                                        "\"pageurl\": \"" + pageurl + "\"}";
                try
                {
                    double balance = client.GetBalance();

                    /* Upload a CAPTCHA and poll for its status. Put the Friendly Captcha
                       Json payload, CAPTCHA type and desired solving timeout
                       (in seconds) here. If solved, you'll receive a
                       DeathByCaptcha.Captcha object. */
                    Captcha captcha = client.Decode(Client.DefaultTimeout,
                        new Hashtable()
                        {
                            {"type", 20},
                            {"friendly_params", friendlyParams}
                        });

                    if (null != captcha)
                    {
                        /* The CAPTCHA was solved; captcha.Id property holds
                        its numeric ID, and captcha.Text holds its text. */
                        Console.WriteLine("CAPTCHA {0} solved: {1}",
                            captcha.Id, captcha.Text);

    //                  if ( /* check if the CAPTCHA was incorrectly solved */)
    //                  {
    //                      client.Report(captcha);
    //                  }
                    }
                }
                catch (AccessDeniedException e)
                {
                    /* Access to DBC API denied,
                                check your credentials and/or balance */
                    Console.WriteLine("<<< catch : " + e.ToString());
                }
            }
        }
    }

        

    Imports DeathByCaptcha

    Public Class Friendlycaptcha
        Sub Main(args As String())

            ' Put your DBC username & password or authtoken here:
            Dim username = "username"
            Dim password = "password"
            Dim token_from_panel = "your-token-from-panel"

            ' DBC Socket API client
            ' Dim client As New SocketClient(username, password)
            ' DBC HTTP API client
            Dim client As New HttpClient(username, password)

            ' To use token auth the first parameter must be "authtoken"
            ' Dim client As New HttpClient("authtoken", token_from_panel)

            ' Proxy and friendly captcha data
            Dim proxy = "http://user:[email protected]:1234"
            Dim proxyType = "HTTP"
            Dim sitekey = "FCMGEMUD2KTDSQ5H"
            Dim pageurl = "https://client-demo.testsite.com/test"

            Console.WriteLine(String.Format("Your balance is {0,2:f} US cents",
                                            client.Balance))

            ' Create a JSON with the extra data
            Dim friendlyParams = "{""proxy"": """ + proxy + """," +
                                 """proxytype"": """ + proxyType + """," +
                                 """sitekey"": """ + sitekey + """," +
                                 """pageurl"": """ + pageurl + """}"

            ' Create the payload with the type and the extra data
            Dim extraData As New Hashtable()
            extraData.Add("type", 20)
            extraData.Add("friendly_params", friendlyParams)

            ' Upload a CAPTCHA and poll for its status. Put the Friendly Captcha
            ' Json payload, CAPTCHA type and desired solving timeout (in seconds)
            ' here. If solved, you'll receive a DeathByCaptcha.Captcha object.
            Dim captcha As Captcha = client.Decode(
                                    DeathByCaptcha.Client.DefaultTimeout, extraData)
            If captcha IsNot Nothing Then
                Console.WriteLine(String.Format("CAPTCHA {0:d} solved: {1}",
                                                captcha.Id, captcha.Text))

                ' Report an incorrectly solved CAPTCHA.
                ' Make sure the CAPTCHA was in fact incorrectly solved, do not
                ' just report it at random, or you might be banned as abuser.
                ' If client.Report(captcha) Then
                '    Console.WriteLine("Reported as incorrectly solved")
                ' Else
                '    Console.WriteLine("Failed reporting as incorrectly solved")
                ' End If
            End If
        End Sub
    End
        

    /*
    * Death by Captcha Node.js API Friendly captcha usage example
    */

    const dbc = require('../deathbycaptcha');

    const username = 'username';     // DBC account username
    const password = 'password';     // DBC account password
    const token_from_panel = 'your-token-from-panel';   // DBC account authtoken

    // Proxy and friendly captcha token data
    const friendly_params = JSON.stringify({
        'proxy': 'http://username:[email protected]:3128',
        'proxytype': 'HTTP',
        'sitekey': 'FCMGEMUD2KTDSQ5H',
        'pageurl': 'https://client-demo.testsite.com/test'
    });

    // Death By Captcha Socket Client
    // const client = new dbc.SocketClient(username, password);
    // Death By Captcha http Client
    const client = new dbc.HttpClient(username, password);

    // To use token authentication the first parameter must be "authtoken"
    // const client = new dbc.HttpClient("authtoken", token_from_panel);

    // Get user balance
    client.get_balance((balance) => {
        console.log(balance);
    });

    // Solve captcha with type 20 & friendly_params extra arguments
    client.decode({extra: {type: 20, friendly_params: friendly_params}},
       (captcha) => {

        if (captcha) {
            console.log('Captcha ' + captcha['captcha'] + ' solved: '
                                                    + captcha['text']);

            /*
            * Report an incorrectly solved CAPTCHA.
            * Make sure the CAPTCHA was in fact incorrectly solved!
            * client.report(captcha['captcha'], (result) => {
            *   console.log('Report status: ' + result);
            * });
            */
        }

    });
        

Status: OK

Servers are fully operational with faster than average response time.
  • Average solving time
  • 4 seconds - Normal CAPTCHAs (1 min. ago)
  • 32 seconds - reCAPTCHA V2, V3, etc (1 min. ago)
  • 16 seconds - hCAPTCHA & others (1 min. ago)
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Updates

  1. Apr 26: RESOLVED - The deathbycaptcha.com website (the API remained/remains fully functional) was sporadically inaccessible due to network issues on April 25th & 26th. This situation was fully resolved and everything is back to 100%.
  2. Feb 26: NEW TYPE ADDED - Now supporting Friendly CAPTCHA!! See the details at https://deathbycaptcha.com/api/friendly
  3. Nov 22: Now supporting Amazon WAF!! See the details at https://deathbycaptcha.com/api/amazonwaf

  4. Previous updates…

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