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What is a PHP/web-based (cookie) authentication system/set of scripts that can be integrated into an existing website?

Posted on 2008-06-22
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I'm looking for a safe, pre-built cookie based (instead of session based) authentication system that I can make use of to password protect some websites for simple authentication.

Cookie based is preferred but it can be anything. Basic authentication systems, where users login, and reset passwords, etc. have been created and recreated a 1000 times over and I don't want to do the same - I just want to use something that works.

Something that would allow me to copy a couple lines of PHP code to the top of a PHP file and by doing that enforce security on that file.
 
Any suggestions?

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better try to use SESSION... cookies are less security than sessions way.,

ref.http://www.sitepoint.com/article/users-php-sessions-mysql
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ctangent:

Buy this book:http://www.sitepoint.com/books/phpmysql1/

I followed its advice - straightforward and easy to implement.  Now I have a pre-canned and reusable set of scripts.  Register, Login, Logout, Remember-me, Change Password, etc., including broadcast email are all supported.  When I want to protect a script I add one line of code, either of those below.

Also, consider OpenID
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenID

HTH, ~Ray
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