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Critical: New "Verification as real person" captcha: Work around for CI automation tests?

Critical: New "Verification as real person" captcha: Work around for CI automation tests?

jeff00coder
Explorer | Level 4

Critical!

This afternoon, Dropbox added "Verification as real person" captcha.

This change has broken our CI automation testing which requires following Dropbox OAuth steps, previously static webpage objects: Login, Confirmation, Consent.

Our tests will not be able to perform Verify captcha.

Work around for developers performing tests and avoid captcha?

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Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff
Dropbox has an abuse detection system in place to detect and prevent automated logins to help protect our users. It uses a variety of factors to decide whether or not to display a captcha or verification challenge like this, so whether or not you see it, or exactly what you see, may vary over time. 
Dropbox doesn't provide a way to bypass these for testing, but I'll pass this along as a feature request. I can't promise if or when that might be implemented though. 
(Also, we don't recommend or support automating or scripting the Dropbox website, as that's technically not allowed by our terms nor is the Dropbox web something that should be accessed programmatically. It should only be accessed by users in their web browsers. Any automation of the web site is subject to breaking without notice, as the web site is updated over time.)
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