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Rodrigo Kamada
Rodrigo Kamada

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Adding the Google reCAPTCHA v3 to an Angular application


Angular is a development platform for building WEB, mobile and desktop applications using HTML, CSS and TypeScript (JavaScript). Currently, Angular is at version 15 and Google is the main maintainer of the project.

ng-recaptcha is a simple and configurable reCAPTCHA v2 and v3 component library.


Before you start, you need to install and configure the tools:

Getting started

Create and configure the account on the Google reCAPTCHA

1. Let's create the account. Access the site and click on the button v3 Admin Console.

Google reCAPTCHA - Home page

2. Fill in the field Email or phone and click on the button Next to login with your Google account and if you don't have an account, just create a new account.

Google reCAPTCHA - Sign up

3. Click on the button +.

Google reCAPTCHA - Create new

4. Fill in the field Label, click on the option reCAPTCHA 3, Fill in the field Domains, click on the checkbox Accept the reCAPTCHA Terms of Service and click on the button Submit.

Google reCAPTCHA - Register a new site

5. Click on the button COPY SITE KEY to copy the key, in my case, the key 6Lf7UL0cAAAAAIt_m-d24WG4mA1XFPHE8yVckc5S was copied because this key will be configured in the Angular application.

Google reCAPTCHA - Adding reCAPTCHA to your site

6. Ready! The keys have been generated.

Create the Angular application

1. Let's create the application with the Angular base structure using the @angular/cli with the route file and the SCSS style format.

ng new angular-recaptcha-v3
? Would you like to add Angular routing? Yes
? Which stylesheet format would you like to use? SCSS   [                ]
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/ (1064 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/.editorconfig (274 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/.gitignore (604 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/angular.json (3291 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/package.json (1082 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/tsconfig.json (783 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/.browserslistrc (703 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/karma.conf.js (1437 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/ (287 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/tsconfig.spec.json (333 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/src/favicon.ico (948 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/src/index.html (304 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/src/main.ts (372 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/src/polyfills.ts (2820 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/src/styles.scss (80 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/src/test.ts (788 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/src/assets/.gitkeep (0 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/src/environments/ (51 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/src/environments/environment.ts (658 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/src/app/app-routing.module.ts (245 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/src/app/app.module.ts (393 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/src/app/app.component.scss (0 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/src/app/app.component.html (24617 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/src/app/app.component.spec.ts (1115 bytes)
CREATE angular-recaptcha-v3/src/app/app.component.ts (225 bytes)
✔ Packages installed successfully.
    Successfully initialized git.
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2. Install and configure the Bootstrap CSS framework. Do steps 2 and 3 of the post Adding the Bootstrap CSS framework to an Angular application.

3. Configure the siteKey variable with the Google reCAPTCHA key in the src/environments/environment.ts and src/environments/ files as below.

recaptcha: {
  siteKey: '6Lf7UL0cAAAAAIt_m-d24WG4mA1XFPHE8yVckc5S',
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4. Install the ng-recaptcha library.

npm install ng-recaptcha
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5. Import the FormsModule, RecaptchaV3Module modules. Configure the Google reCAPTCHA key. Change the app.module.ts file and add the lines as below.

import { FormsModule } from '@angular/forms';
import { RECAPTCHA_V3_SITE_KEY, RecaptchaV3Module } from 'ng-recaptcha';

import { environment } from '../environments/environment';

imports: [
providers: [
    provide: RECAPTCHA_V3_SITE_KEY,
    useValue: environment.recaptcha.siteKey,
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6. Remove the contents of the AppComponent class from the src/app/app.component.ts file. Import the NgForm component, the ReCaptchaV3Service service and create the send method as below.

import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { NgForm } from '@angular/forms';
import { ReCaptchaV3Service } from 'ng-recaptcha';

  selector: 'app-root',
  templateUrl: './app.component.html',
  styleUrls: ['./app.component.scss'],
export class AppComponent {

  constructor(private recaptchaV3Service: ReCaptchaV3Service) {

  public send(form: NgForm): void {
    if (form.invalid) {
      for (const control of Object.keys(form.controls)) {

    .subscribe((token: string) => {
      console.debug(`Token [${token}] generated`);

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7. Remove the contents of the src/app/app.component.html file. Add the re-captcha component as below.

<div class="container-fluid py-3">
  <h1>Angular reCAPTCHA v3</h1>

  <form #form="ngForm">
    <div class="row mt-3">
      <div class="col-sm-12 mb-2">
        <button type="button" class="btn btn-sm btn-primary" (click)="send(form)">Send</button>
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8. Run the application with the command below.

npm start

> angular-recaptcha-v3@1.0.0 start
> ng serve

✔ Browser application bundle generation complete.

Initial Chunk Files | Names         |      Size
vendor.js           | vendor        |   2.75 MB
styles.css          | styles        | 266.71 kB
polyfills.js        | polyfills     | 128.52 kB
scripts.js          | scripts       |  76.33 kB
main.js             | main          |  12.28 kB
runtime.js          | runtime       |   6.64 kB

                    | Initial Total |   3.23 MB

Build at: 2021-10-09T22:00:31.213Z - Hash: f91dc9237b57212ebd83 - Time: 12001ms

** Angular Live Development Server is listening on localhost:4200, open your browser on http://localhost:4200/ **

✔ Compiled successfully.
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9. Ready! Access the URL http://localhost:4200/ and check if the application is working. See the application working on GitHub Pages and Stackblitz.

Angular Google reCAPTCHA v3

The application repository is available at

This tutorial was posted on my blog in portuguese.

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