Active mode can be tested in the staging environment. To migrate to Active mode follow the below mentioned steps.

  1. Login to ShieldSquare portal
  2. Under Configuration -> Bot Response List -> Toggle the switch to Active and select the appropriate actions to be taken on bots
  3. Change “mode” parameter to "Active" in ss2_config file
  4. Implement the response selected in the Bot Response Page (Captcha/Block/Feed Fake Data)

To test your implementation, spoof your browser User Agent as Curl or Wget or Google Docs and observe the response. Alternatively, send your IP address to support@shieldsquare.com and your IP will be blacklisted in the back end for a maximum period of 1hr.