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ColdFusion 8 Developer Tutorial by John Farrar

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Chapter 7. Authentication and Permissions

In this chapter, we will be looking into the native solutions that are packed into ColdFusion. Also, we will be looking at the built-in features for doing authentication and permission management. We will also look at some of the custom alternatives that give us more control with code of about the same ease-of-use as the built-in features.

How ColdFusion Recognizes Users

Browsers have unique IDs that mark the session that is being used. Browsers can also have cookies. If the browser is allowing cookies, then things will be easier. Without cookies, we will have to pass the user identification in every communication that comes back to the server from the browser. The following table shows the key permission ...

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