Components of a Login System

Adding a login system to a site is not as straightforward as many beginners think. There are quite a few things you need in order to create such a system and make it secure. If you just want a way to be able to identify visitors by their email address then it might be simpler to just use the code provided by one of the main social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+ (or all three) to provide a way for people to login using the login API provided by one of those sites.

So what do we need in order to be able to set up a secure login system that isn't just relying on a third party?

That's quite a number of functions you need for even the simplest login system. Creating your own such system completely by yourself is not as simple a task as many people think.


This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.

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