[thelist] Question: Security in Web pages: hashes, etc

Aleem B aleem.bawany at utoronto.ca
Mon Sep 15 12:19:15 CDT 2003

> I'm looking for one or more information pages on what
> constitutes a good set of:
> - authentication page
> - admin control panel-like page
> - secure MySQL transactions with PHP

The problem is not as complicated as you may think. All
you need is an authenticated section. If you are using
Apache, you can use .htaccess or some script. There
are plenty out on the web (search hotscripts.com for
authentication scripts in the language of your choice).

Once authenticated the user has access to the script
which does what it does. It wouldn't need any other
security measures. Actually, you might want to create
a db user in MySQL with admin level access which the
script uses rather than use the same user throughout
your site.


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