Posts marked with “authentication”

Serverless, ReactPHP, and Expanding Frontiers

by · May 2, 2019

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PHP is no longer limited to sitting behind a web server like Apache or NGINX waiting for requests to process. Serverless PHP with AWS’s lambda service is now possible. At the same time, you can also write event-driven, asynchronous servers with ReactPHP. In this issue, we take a look at these new ways to use PHP.

 

Security Corner: Access Control and Authorization

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Proving the identity of a user isn’t the end of an application’s responsibilities: you must also verify the user is allowed to perform the actions they’re attempting. Conflating authentication (the act of identifying users) with authorization (the act of verifying their level of access within the system) is one of the most common ways applications have been breached in the recent past.

 

Security Corner: Secure Remote Password Authentication

by · July 2, 2018

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A solid practice in protecting user credentials is to never store passwords in plaintext on the server. Modern content management systems and PHP frameworks leverage strong one-way functions to store only hashes of passwords. This technique protects your users should your database ever be breached by an attacker. An even stronger mechanism, however, would never […]

 

Artisinal: Authentication with Laravel

by · April 2, 2018

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Authentication is the foundation of your application’s security. Authentication separates guests from users and restricts functionality in your application to authenticated users. We can also take authentication a step further and completely offload the grunt work to some other service such a GitHub, Google, or any other third party authentication service provider.

 

Single Sign On—You’re Probably Doing It Wrong

by · August 14, 2017

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By Arne Blankerts This article was published in the August 2017 issue of php[architect] magazine. You can see how it looks as part of the magazine in the Free Article PDF. Check out our subscription options to become one today. We have digital and print options starting at $4.99 per month. Requiring users to log […]

 

Who Goes There – August 2017

by · August 3, 2017

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Read the August 2017 issue of the magazine. Topics this month include Google Authenticator, Single Sign On, job hunting, Zend Framework 3, RBAC, testing Laravel forms, and more.

 

Secure by Design – June 2017

by · June 2, 2017

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Learn about designing security into your application from the start in the June 2017 issue of the magazine.

 

Uncanny PHP – May 2017

by · May 2, 2017

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The April issue is available for download.This month, we look at multi-factor authentication, Homestead, Rocketeer deployments, API integrations, and more.

 

Spring Renewal – April 2017

by · April 3, 2017

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The April issue is available for download.This month, we look at multi-factor authentication, Homestead, Rocketeer deployments, API integrations, and more.

 

October 2016 – Pillars of Development

by · October 3, 2016

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Another issue is ready for download! Get your copy of the October 2016 issue of php[architect] magazine. This issue has articles on the history of women in computing, juggling arrays the functional way, advice for building your next API, and how to add features to a legacy application using the Strangler Pattern. Our columnists have […]