How to set recaptcha site key one time for all recaptcha

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Normally, if you add the Recaptcha elemment to a form, you need to configure your the SiteKey and SecretKey for that element. If you have a lot of forms and each form needs to add a Recaptcha element, the configuration takes a lot of time and is difficult to manage.

For CMS 11:

There is a simpler way you can do it is to define the RecaptchaSecretKey and RecaptchaSiteKey appsetting in web.config.
<add key="RecaptchaSecretKey " value="YOUR_SECRET_KEY" />
<add key="RecaptchaSiteKey " value="YOUR_SITE_KEY" />
For CMS 12:
You can enter the separate keys in  appsettings.json in the EpiServer section:
"FormSamples": {
"FormSamplesApiKeyOptions": {
"AddressKey": {
"ClientApiKey": "YOUR_KEY",
"ServerApiKey": "YOUR_KEY"
"RecaptchaKey": {
"SiteKey": "YOUR_KEY",
"SecretKey": "YOUR_KEY"

Or set it in startup.cs

services.Configure<FormSamplesApiKeyOptions>(o => {
o.RecaptchaKey = new RecaptchaKey() {
SecretKey = "*****",
SiteKey = "*****"