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Codin’ for the Web: A Designer’s Guide to Developing Dynamic Web Sites by Charles Wyke-Smith

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Chapter 5. Cookies and Authentication

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CREATE A MEMBERS-ONLY AREA FOR YOUR SITE

Have you ever clicked a link at a site only to be told “You must be a member to view this page”? When this happens, you usually are then presented with a Log In form where you can authenticate yourself as a member by entering your member credentials, such as a user name and password. There’s also usually a Sign Up Now link to a longer form where nonmembers can sign up to become members.

From a security viewpoint, without some kind of viewing restrictions in place, you cannot protect documents that are meant only for certain people, such as the staff of your company, ...

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