Is there really any working Frontend Web-Page of Testnet Faucet?

I intend to use the testnet faucet to credit some tAda into my wallet.

I have scanned across multiple Cardano testnet doc, forum topics to find out the actual frontend web-page of faucet but everything leads to below URL. However this web-page does not contain any such web-page URL. It only contains instructions to use that illusive web-page having a “Request” Button :

So I am wondering where on Cardano-earth is this so called web based service having "Request " Button to click ?

The faucet is a web-based service that provides test ada to users of the testnet.

To request tokens using the faucet:

  1. Enter the address of the account where you want to top up funds.
  2. If you have been issued with an API key, please enter this to access any additional funds you may have been allocated
  3. Click Request.

To cross verify it with history, I visually checked it into youtube video as per below tutorial and the tutor was demoing front-end based faucet usage through URL https://testnets.cardano.org/en/shelly/tools/faucet/ which in-fact contained couple of front-end Text Fields & Button that time.

i never found that illusive web-page but I came across this CURL command for same purpose. However this command require a parameter i.e. apikey supposedly assigned to you. I could not find anywhere how to get this apikey assigned to myself, any ideas ?.

Anyways As i don’t have that apikey, i tried below 2 commands (without and with apikey URL parameter and a dummy value), but result of both commands is same. It seems its mandatory to pass a valid apikey value in URL parameter.

To my frustration, the command output is again talking about that illusive frontend and a captcha :frowning:

curl -v -XPOST “https://faucet.cardano-testnet.iohkdev.io/send-money/test1qrdu0lksuhxxymv5rshhh6xgydp99jenvl3v49sagagmyrv8a7przeeqvxn7fmxnzaknj8phucf0ah24p6a5xtrmg6zs2nle85_addr

  • Trying 3.64.141.89…
  • Connected to faucet.cardano-testnet.iohkdev.io (3.64.141.89) port 443 (#0)
  • found 129 certificates in /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt
  • found 528 certificates in /etc/ssl/certs
  • ALPN, offering http/1.1
  • SSL connection using TLS1.2 / ECDHE_ECDSA_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • server certificate verification OK
  • server certificate status verification SKIPPED
  • common name: faucet.cardano-testnet.iohkdev.io (matched)
  • server certificate expiration date OK
  • server certificate activation date OK
  • certificate public key: EC
  • certificate version: #3
  • subject: CN=faucet.cardano-testnet.iohkdev.io
  • start date: Sun, 11 Jul 2021 16:55:51 GMT
  • expire date: Sat, 09 Oct 2021 16:55:50 GMT
  • issuer: C=US,O=Let’s Encrypt,CN=R3
  • compression: NULL
  • ALPN, server accepted to use http/1.1

POST /send-money/test1qrdu0lksuhxxymv5rshhh6xgydp99jenvl3v49sagagmyrv8a7przeeqvxn7fmxnzaknj8phucf0ah24p6a5xtrmg6zs2nle85_addr HTTP/1.1
Host: faucet.cardano-testnet.iohkdev.io
User-Agent: curl/7.47.0
Accept: /

< HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden
< Server: nginx
< Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2021 04:17:38 GMT
< Content-Type: application/json
< Content-Length: 218
< Connection: keep-alive
< Vary: Accept-Encoding
< Vary: Origin
< Access-Control-Allow-Methods: POST, OPTIONS
< Access-Control-Allow-Headers: User-Agent,X-Requested-With,Content-Type
<

  • Connection #0 to host faucet.cardano-testnet.iohkdev.io left intact
    {“statusCode”:403,“error”:“Forbidden”,“message”:“Anonymous Access Requires Recaptcha: please request funds via the frontend and complete the recaptcha; Faucet”}

$ curl -v -XPOST “https://faucet.cardano-testnet.iohkdev.io/send-money/test1qrdu0lksuhxxymv5rshhh6xgydp99jenvl3v49sagagmyrv8a7przeeqvxn7fmxnzaknj8phucf0ah24p6a5xtrmg6zs2nle85_addr?apiKey=$APIKEY

  • Trying 3.64.141.89…
  • Connected to faucet.cardano-testnet.iohkdev.io (3.64.141.89) port 443 (#0)
  • found 129 certificates in /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt
  • found 528 certificates in /etc/ssl/certs
  • ALPN, offering http/1.1
  • SSL connection using TLS1.2 / ECDHE_ECDSA_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • server certificate verification OK
  • server certificate status verification SKIPPED
  • common name: faucet.cardano-testnet.iohkdev.io (matched)
  • server certificate expiration date OK
  • server certificate activation date OK
  • certificate public key: EC
  • certificate version: #3
  • subject: CN=faucet.cardano-testnet.iohkdev.io
  • start date: Sun, 11 Jul 2021 16:55:51 GMT
  • expire date: Sat, 09 Oct 2021 16:55:50 GMT
  • issuer: C=US,O=Let’s Encrypt,CN=R3
  • compression: NULL
  • ALPN, server accepted to use http/1.1

POST /send-money/test1qrdu0lksuhxxymv5rshhh6xgydp99jenvl3v49sagagmyrv8a7przeeqvxn7fmxnzaknj8phucf0ah24p6a5xtrmg6zs2nle85_addr?apiKey= HTTP/1.1
Host: faucet.cardano-testnet.iohkdev.io
User-Agent: curl/7.47.0
Accept: /

< HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden
< Server: nginx
< Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2021 04:13:47 GMT
< Content-Type: application/json
< Content-Length: 218
< Connection: keep-alive
< Vary: Accept-Encoding
< Vary: Origin
< Access-Control-Allow-Methods: POST, OPTIONS
< Access-Control-Allow-Headers: User-Agent,X-Requested-With,Content-Type
<

  • Connection #0 to host faucet.cardano-testnet.iohkdev.io left intact
    {“statusCode”:403,“error”:“Forbidden”,“message”:“Anonymous Access Requires Recaptcha: please request funds via the frontend and complete the recaptcha; Faucet”}

Not sure I understand what the issue is with the page you posted:
https://testnets.cardano.org/en/testnets/cardano/tools/faucet/

Goes like this:

  • Select tAda
  • Enter your testnet address
  • Click the captcha and click “Request funds”
  • You’ll get 1000ADA for that request iirc

Strange, For me there is no such GUI on this page. I tried from multiple laptops using Chrome and Edge browsers.



screenshot_nirmal.pdf (476.9 KB)

I as well don’t get the form anymore.

Maybe some temporary problem.

You can try filing an issue to github by clicking on the link “Report a documentation issue” at the bottom of the page.

Hm. It’s been like that since last couple of days. Anyways, will file the issue. Thanks for answering !

Update: Issue raised:

For the record, I was able to open it at the time I wrote the message with the screenshots.

Seems they have fixed the testnet faucet GUI as its visible for me today. However it’s throwing an error when i tried to withdraw the test ADAs but i think that should be okay. I will try again after some time.

Too many requests, aretry after September 3, 2021 4:43 PM

You can request tADA only once a day.

oh, seems its not yet past one day since you did this transfer for me yesterday.

Issue resurfaced again today. throwing server error.

I guess the systems are overloaded due to people doing much Alonzo testing :slight_smile:

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