What is the Difference Between Production and Development Domains?

MTCaptcha allows the account administrator to configure website domains for Production and Development separately. Since there is no limit to the number of development domains, can’t we just set everything as Development domain?

Well, the key difference is how MTCaptcha Risk Engine learns and profiles site behavior, as it adjusts captcha complexity and challenge strategies based on usage pattern. Development and QA Environments have very different usage patterns compared to Production, compounded with often repetitive and automated test traffic. This is especially important for risk sensitive features like Low Friction Invisible Captcha.  

To insure MTCaptcha can best profile and protect your site against bots and abuse while minimizing friction to real human users, it is important to correctly identify Production and Development domains in site settings.