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[nycphp-talk] secure login/logon

PaulCheung paulcheung at tiscali.co.uk
Tue Aug 7 03:31:44 EDT 2007


Thanks Chris

I had confused session cookies and stored cookies

Paul

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "csnyder" <chsnyder at gmail.com>
To: "NYPHP Talk" <talk at lists.nyphp.org>
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2007 8:22 PM
Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] secure login/logon


> On 8/6/07, PaulCheung <paulcheung at tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
>> I just need pointing in the right direction. Does anybody know where I
>> should be looking for in information on secure login/logon (using PHP 5 
>> and
>> DOES NOT USE COOKIES) with coding examples?
>
> Perhaps you are confused re: cookies. Session cookies (not stored
> cookies!) are considered the best (most secure) way to handle
> authentication from request to request. See PHP's session functions
> for details and examples.
>
> You should use HTTPS for login and for all subsequent requests to
> avoid transmitting the session id in plaintext.
>
> -- 
> Chris Snyder
> http://chxo.com/
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