1 common.inc flood_register_event($name, $window = 3600, $identifier = NULL)

Registers an event for the current visitor to the flood control mechanism.


$name: The name of an event.

$window: Optional number of seconds before this event expires. Defaults to 3600 (1 hour). Typically uses the same value as the flood_is_allowed() $window parameter. Expired events are purged on cron run to prevent the flood table from growing indefinitely.

$identifier: Optional identifier (defaults to the current user's IP address).


core/includes/common.inc, line 1586
Common functions that many Backdrop modules will need to reference.


function flood_register_event($name, $window = 3600, $identifier = NULL) {
  if (!isset($identifier)) {
    $identifier = ip_address();
      'event' => $name,
      'identifier' => $identifier,
      'timestamp' => REQUEST_TIME,
      'expiration' => REQUEST_TIME + $window,