This chapter explains how to use Apache to restrict access to parts of a website based on the identity of the user or on information about the request. On the application side of things, you can create your own mechanism for user validation and check the validity of your users through cookies.
In this chapter, you will learn
How to restrict access based on the user, client IP address, domain name, and browser version
How to use the user management tools provided with Apache
How to store and retrieve cookie information
Authorization and authentication are common requirements for many websites. Before continuing, a few definitions are in order. ...