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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htaccess and htpasswd trouble

This is the first time that I have ever tried working with .htpasswd and .htaccess files, so please point out my childish works. I have my apache document root set to /www/ on my debian server. ...
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Is it possible to purchase a domain name from Google to take advantage of their two factor authentication?

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Apache authentication, security exceptions and safari

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PHP Library to accept logins from Facebook and Google?

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Need stats on the effectiveness of user verification systems on fraud, abuse and/or compliance?

Here's an example, although not a good one from Craigslist.
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Godaddy - folder with password protection

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