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ColdFusion 9 Developer Tutorial by John Farrar

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Chapter 6. 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 performing authentication and permission management. The topics that will be covered in this chapter are:

  • Built-in authentication features
  • Understanding how to use permission roles
  • Example of custom authentication
  • Making the page content sensitive to user permission

How ColdFusion recognizes users

Browsers have unique IDs that mark the session 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 ...

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