Monitor mode allows all the traffic, you can view detailed reports of bot activity on your website but it does not allow you to take action against bots. Active mode allows you to take action against bots.


Follow the below mentioned steps to move from Monitor mode to Active mode.


  1. Change the _mode parameter in ss2_config file as Active

  2. Login to ShieldSquare portal
  3. Under Configuration->Bot Response list, toggle the switch from Monitor to Active

  4. Set the appropriate response (Allow/Captcha/Block/Feed Fake Data) for the different types of bot traffic

  5. Implement the response by following instructions in the guide


Note: Implementing Feed Fake Data completely depends on your business logic.