Authentication is commonly understood as the act of asserting a user's or entity's identity, although in the wider sense it can refer to asserting the truthfulness of any kind of claim. Authentication, like encryption, is a major component in implementing computer security.

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Best way to respond to an authentication reqeuest via HTTPS

I'm implementing a very simple authentication scheme. Username:Password are sent (via header of an https post request) to a php file on an apache server that checks whether that combination is in a ...
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Single Page Web App - Auto-login security conundrum

We have a single page web application written in Angular with a Java back-end. It is public facing and as part of the security model we use https, JWT tokens and take csrf measures. Occasionally, a ...
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More Secure NGINX Authentication than auth_basic

I've been trying to come up with the most secure method of authentication to my reverse proxy in NGINX. I've been using ngx_http_auth_basic_module so far without any issues, but there are apparently ...
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Is it reliable to rely on external authentication providers in the long run?

We use Google+, Facebook and Twitter oauth2 APIs for our membership infrastructure, because our content policy strictly prohibits standalone ownership of content by user (means that there is no ...
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AdSense on pages for logged in users with different content for each user

Is it possible to show AdSense to logged in users when each user sees different content? I'm developing an application where each user sees the content that they have entered. The ads would be ...
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Access Google Analytics without original login credentials

Our Google Analytics administrator has forgotten the login credentials for our account. How can we recover this?
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Can't login or edit on 3 wordpress sites from a particular Windows PC

I have 3 wordpress.org sites and I have problems logging in and/or editing all three from one particular laptop (Win 7 Home Premium). It is puzzling. I can load regular pages from the sites OK. The ...
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Bingbot access urls from paypal transactions (Solved) [duplicate]

I log all transactions in the process of a paypal payment. If a user comes back from paypal, a unique token and PayerID is attached as GET query parameter by paypal. Today I noticed that bingbot ...
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How do you deal with users who no longer have access to their login email?

I run a reasonably sized web application and from time to time I get users who for various reasons lose access to the email address they originally registered with. The user will typically make a ...
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Wordpress keeps redirecting to non-existent wordpress directory

I've uploaded WordPress to my GoDaddy and when I go to example.com/wp-login.php to login page looks bare. I would expect to see the styled default WordPress login page and secondly when pressing ...
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HELP! my login session is returning the users password instead of their username! [closed]

I have my code set up to display the username in the nav bar however its displaying their password? nav.php <li> <a href class="userName"><?php echo $_SESSION['userName'];?></...
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Does Cloudflare use different authentication mechanisms across platforms?

I'm using Cloudflare flexible SSL for a website I made, and after investigating certificate properties, I realized different authentication mechanisms are being used. Chrome 45 for Windows desktop ...
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How to secure database access

I am developing a personal web-site with a lot of relatively sensitive (genealogical) information stored in a MySQL database. The site engine is written in PHP. So far (prototype phase) I have only ...
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wgSecureLogin setting

According to MediaWiki's Extension:HttpsLogin: From MediaWiki 1.17, you can redirect all users to HTTPS on login by: setting $wgSecureLogin = true; and setting $wgServer as protocol-...
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htaccess , htpasswd and error 401

I have a problem with htpasswd. I get an error in error.log apache2 user admin: authentication failure for "/": Password Mismatch Content of my htaccess file: # Set Access Restrictions ...
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Webmin: Cannot login through nginx reverse proxy

I've created a reverse proxy for webmin through nginx to run webmin at [site domain]/webmin instead of port 10000 ([site domain]:10000). When I go to [site domain]/webmin, the login page shows up as ...
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CAN-SPAM and transactional emails without legitimate physical address (for foreign webmaster)

Situation I am a very small time web developer working on a personal web project. This website will be sending only two types of emails, a email validation email and a forgot password email. I do ...
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Logging using Microsoft account

I would like to create WordPress website with forum where people will be able to login with Microsoft account. I would like to do this to authorize their GamerTags from Xbox Live. Is that even ...
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Limit access to rewritten uri based on IP address

I'd like to limit access to a Drupal 7 registration page (/user/register) from certain IP addresses. I've tried to set the apache directive, but it's still letting me access it from an IP that isn't ...
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How do I automatically log my users into other websites after they have given me their passwords?

I have to program an application where the users can connect to other websites. For example, the user clicks on the "Amazon" button and the application opens the Amazon website. It then needs to pre-...
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http-basic auth, else placeholder-page

Is it possible to show a http-basic-auth, and when someone fails that test, show a certain HTML-placeholder-page? If so, how can I achieve that?
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mod_ident not to be trusted? [closed]

I'm looking at Apache's mod_ident: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_ident.html However, on this page it has the following disclaimer: The information should not be trusted in any way except ...
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What do I need to do to make my site compatible with Safari's iCloud Keychain so that it saves passwords?

I've noticed that a vendor's web application triggers Safari's "suggested password" feature at "create password" forms, but does not actually save this password when the form is submitted. That is, ...
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How to require approval to signup new Bluespice MediaWiki accounts?

On a MediaWiki site running BlueSpice, how can I require that all new account sign ups be approved before the account is created? I tried adding the ConfirmAccount extension described here, but now ...
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How to allow MediaWiki non-users to only read some wiki pages related login and account creation?

I've created a BlueSpice MediaWiki site that I only want visible to users that are logged in. This works fine by creating Read permission only for Users as described here. All this works fine until ...
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Multiple Apache vhosts with Basic Auth & SSL

I'm just getting started using Apache and I pretty much have everything configured the way I want, I'm just having trouble with one aspect. A quick overview: I have a document root of "/var/www", ...
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Is it possible to purchase a domain name from Google to take advantage of their two factor authentication?

We are planning to purchase a domain name from Google. Somewhere I have seen GoDaddy.com and eNom.com are the Google's partner. So can I purchase domain from Google? The reason for purchasing from ...
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How to log in to Domjudge after setting the password during installation

I am trying to install Domjudge on my VPS. I ran ./configure, make and config database. At this point I should be able to login at /public/login.php with the user/pass: judgehost/judge but it doesn'...
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Can't login to Archiva via LDAP with “Could not find object” error

We upgraded to Apache Archiva 2.1.1 and successfully configured LDAP, so that "Ldap connection verified." appears in Redback Runtime Configuration. My user credentials are also recognized, as there is ...
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How to set up Nginx directory password authentication?

How to set up? Nginx directory password authentication /usr/local/nginx/conf/vhost/xxx.xxx.com.conf site configuration files. I want to in this website xxx.xxx.com/123 folders in password access ...
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Requiring authorisation on multiple devices

In creating a sort of "remote control" site, I'm wondering what the best way for authorisation is going to be. The simplest example would be: User logs in on desktop - page 1 is displayed (controlled ...
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Should I track the login page?

I've recently started using Google Analytics on a B2B ecommerce site with authentication. Users must login and are redirected to the login page if they try to access an internal page without first ...
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How to you prevent someone from getting a “new free trial period” by just creating a new login?

I am considering several options for the Trial version of our web app. The one I favor the most is the classic trial period. Of course, it's a LOT easier for someone to hack this system. They can ...
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URL query is adding an unecessary comma

I am trying to automatically place login data through a URL query for my university services. (https://login.gatech.edu/cas/login) two problems arise when I try to pass a URL query (Ex: https://login....
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Authentication issues when hosting static site on DropBox

I am trying to host my static website on Dropbox and forward my domain to the public link of index.html of my site; I'm following the last tip from this post. I have two problems with this approach: ...
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HTTP code 403, access denied & Options -Indexes

at "webmasters.stackexchange.com" I already found a similar topic: Stop directory listing using .htaccess and redirect to good error page Options -Indexes ErrorDocument 403 /path/to/403.html ...
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Plesk Site Preview redirects to Plesk Login

I moved over an existing PHP site to Plesk Panel 11.5 and now I'm having an issue with the site preview. When I click site preview the site comes up fine in a new window, however when I try to ...
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Will using HTTPS hurt my site's SEO or other statistics?

I've set up a WordPress blog. Since I have to log into it from many different locations/machines, I've also got an SSL certificate, and set up Apache to redirect HTTP to HTTPS. It all works, but I'm ...
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Why does Google report a soft 404 when I redirect to the signup page?

In the last month, I've got an increased number of "soft 404" errors reported by Google webmaster tools which actually work well for users. Configuration (maybe useless): I have a website built ...
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Still prompted for a password after adding SSH public key to a server

I'm attempting to setup a git repository on my Dreamhost web server by following the "Setup: For the Impatient" instructions here. I'm having difficulty setting up public key access to the server. ...
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How to make browsers offer to remember passwords

What properties login form needs to have to trigger "remember password" for all (or most) browsers? Background: For years I have been using Opera, and the rule has been that almost anything that ...
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Different authentication for HTTP POST and GET requests in Apache

I want to authenticate for POST requests for http://path/to/logical/abc.xml (but not GET requests to that URL). How do I put constraints like this in place? The paths are logical and location ...
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How do I get a “Sign in with Facebook” button in Denmark?

I live in Denmark. In connection with a project I would like to add a "Sign in with Facebook" button to a website. In order to do that I apparently have to register as a Facebook developer on https://...
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Utilising Open ID and third party auth services

I'm planning to utilise a third party authorisation service in order to allow users to sign in with their google/facebook accounts etc. In particular I am aiming to use the Yii extension here- http:/...
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Digest Authentication - how is it used? [closed]

I understand a bit about digest authentication from here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digest_access_authentication, but I am pretty unclear on where, when or how it is used. I can't find anything on ...
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How to determine the sequence of ordering certificates by browser?

I did a Mutual Certificate Authentication implementation with OpenSSL and Apache Web Server on CentOS platform. To simple explanation see this diagram: ---------- | ...
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meta robots for logged in vs. not logged in users

On a site I'm working on, The homepage has generic content for visitors who aren't logged in. When a user is logged in, the content shown is personalized to them and could even be considered private. ...
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Asking for user's 3rd party username/password like Facebook's Find Friends feature

Preface Facebook and other sites have features where they ask users for their credentials for 3rd party web sites (see image below). Presumably, facebook then uses the credentials to login as the ...
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SSPI Apache2.2 Windows Authentication

I am trying to set up seamless authentication on windows for my intranet site, using SSPI on Apache 2.2 and windows 2008 server. I have installed mod_auth_sspi.so in apache/bin. I have also added the ...
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Limit Joomla user login sessions

I am testing a Joomla installation for making a commercial website where you pay for accessing content. I just found out that it is possible to login from two different computers at the same time into ...