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.
In most cases I like using cookies to remember returning users to my websites. In my early/foolish days, I would store a UserID (auto-increment integer) in a cookie and if the user returned I would ...
I have a folder that I want to host files privately on my webserver. How do I go about making it password protected using .htaccess? Note: Nothing monolithic, I want something that is simple/easy so ...