[thelist] Securing a Web Application

Dena Marchant dmarchand at verizon.net
Thu Oct 20 12:10:09 CDT 2005

I will check out the resources mentioned.

To be a bit more specific, while I want to develop better knowledge of 
security issues and best practices in this area, I also need to know how to 
handle user login.

Is it enough to check username and password against:
1.  values in a database and using a stored procedure
2. values in a file

Is there a better way?  On a scale of 1 to 5, level of  security needed 
would be 3 or 4.

Thanks again for your help.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ken Moore" <psm2713 at hotmail.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 7:58 PM
Subject: RE: [thelist] Securing a Web Application

> Hi all,
> Dena Marchant asked:
>>  where I can go and get up to speed on the issues of securing a web
>>application on an apache platform.
> The answers have been hit and miss at best. My answer would be this. If no 
> real harm can be done, go ahead and learn the best you can. If yours or a 
> clients' data/info is involved, get someone who knows how to set up 
> security and learn from them.
> Ken
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