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Will this cold fusion code work to authenticate a user?

Not sure if the syntax is correct.  Please validate.

<cfif isdefined("FORM.userID")>
      <cfif Form.user_name EQ "hkbpics" and Form.user_password EQ "password1">
    <!--- Get user info, first name, last name and access level. --->
      <cfset SESSION.Auth = StructNew()>
      <cfset SESSION.Auth.IsLoggedIn = "Yes">
      <!--- Everything is ok. Send the user to menu template. --->
      <cflocation url="menu.cfm">
      </cfif>
</cfif>
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gmahler5th
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gmahler5th
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vnvkCommented:
instead od isdefined, use parameterexists
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gmahler5thAuthor Commented:
Okay, so what about my second cfif.  Will this work?

<cfif Form.user_name EQ "hkbpics" and Form.user_password EQ "password1">
    <!--- Get user info, first name, last name and access level. --->
      <cfset SESSION.Auth = StructNew()>
      <cfset SESSION.Auth.IsLoggedIn = "Yes">
      <!--- Everything is ok. Send the user to menu template. --->
      <cflocation url="menu.cfm">
     </cfif>
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pinaldaveCommented:
Hi gmahler5th,

http://www.edgewebhosting.net/cfdocs/Developing_ColdFusion_Applications/appSecurity10.html
here is answer to your question.


Regards,
---Pinal
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Jerry_PangCommented:
Okay, so what about my second cfif.  Will this work?

<cfif Form.user_name EQ "hkbpics" and Form.user_password EQ "password1">
    <!--- Get user info, first name, last name and access level. --->
      <cfset SESSION.Auth = StructNew()>
      <cfset SESSION.Auth.IsLoggedIn = "Yes">
      <!--- Everything is ok. Send the user to menu template. --->
      <cflocation url="menu.cfm">
</cfif>

little modification
<cfif not isdefined("SESSION.Auth ")>
 <cfif Form.user_name EQ "hkbpics" and Form.user_password EQ "password1">
    <!--- Get user info, first name, last name and access level. --->
      <cfset SESSION.Auth = StructNew()>
      <cfset SESSION.Auth.IsLoggedIn = "Yes">
      <!--- Everything is ok. Send the user to menu template. --->
      <cflocation url="menu.cfm">
 </cfif>
</cfif>

Yes, this would work, this is the simplest user authentication i guess.
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pinaldaveCommented:
glad to help you.
Have a good day!
---Pinal
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