Remote profiles are difficult to configure safely, so they're turned off by default on modern CiviCRM installs. However, if I have an old CiviCRM installation, how can I tell if this feature is in use before I turn it off?

  • Thx Jon - I was just commenting elsewhere that it is a shame that many suggestions and fixes discussed via Chat do not make it in to here.
    – petednz - fuzion
    Jun 29, 2018 at 0:49

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It's not 100% but you can identify submissions that are local origin by referer in the web logs.

Additionally, any POST that is not from an external form will have a preceding GET for the same form path, while a POST that is a profile submission from remote origin will not. Good opportunity to practice a little awk 😀

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