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[nycphp-talk] self-expiring pages

Jon Baer jonbaer at jonbaer.net
Tue Mar 11 13:05:20 EST 2003


Here is a short example, not sure if it helps ...

<?php
  $timer = "5000"; // work w/ timestamp from db, etc.
 ?>

 <body onload="setTimeout('foo()', '<?= $timer ?>')">

  <script language="javascript">
   function foo() {
    document.myform.submit();
   }
  </script>

  <form name="myform" method="post" action="test.php">
   <input type="hidden" name="foo" value="bar">
  </form>

 Foo: <?= $_POST['foo']; ?>

 </body>

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Lovett" <bill at ilovett.com>
> To: "NYPHP Talk" <talk at nyphp.org>
> Sent: Monday, March 10, 2003 8:41 PM
> Subject: [nycphp-talk] self-expiring pages
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> > I have an idea for an application that I'd like to get some feedback on.
> > Let's say you need to keep track of user login information for several
> > client servers. Security is obviously a concern. In my case, I need a
> > way to safely provide this information to both technical and faintly
> > technical staff.
> >
> > I started thinking about how some mailing list managers work, where you
> > state what you want to do, and then get a confirmation email with a link
> > or special reply address that must be received by the server in order
> > for your request to be processed.
> >
> > With that in mind, I'm wondering how I could set up a random link
> > generator that would issue urls that are only valid for n minutes, but
> > with querystrings that aren't obvious. If I had that piece of the
> > puzzle, I could add additional security by restricting the addresses who
> > could receive such links and by storing the passwords in mysql with
heavy
> > user restrictions. So the full process would be:
> >
> > -send an email to a special account
> > -email is received by a script which generates a time-sensitive link
> > -user clicks on link and gets the info they need (over ssl) or gets a
> "sorry, too
> > late" message
> >
> > Has anyone ever done anything like this? Better still, can anyone see a
> > way to squeeze pgp into the picture?
> >
> > -bill
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