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I'm looking for a decent free/open source php authentication script
that would allow users to log in/out of a secure area of a web site.
Ideally should have email confirmation and password reminder and work
with mysql.

Any suggestions?

Re: authentication script

On May 4, 6:29 pm, wrote:
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Nice CMSs have authentication stuff, you may just be looking for a
CMS. Try Drupal or Joomla or something and see how you like it. Secure
authentication is built into Apache (with usernames and passwords and
all of that), and you can password protect directories or files, but
that's harder to automate and integrate.

-Mike PII

Re: authentication script

On Fri, 04 May 2007 15:29:29 -0700, abracad_1999 wrote:

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You may like what you see at:

It is conceptually well thought through, nicely documented, and prety
decent code practice.


Re: authentication script

Schraalhans Keukenmeester schreef:
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Dag Schraalhans,

I don't know. If security is important i suggest to check:

- Does it leave possible hackers in the dark if only the username is  
correct, or does it tell them so that they know they have found a  
correct user name and from that point they only need to guess the password?

- Does it contain a defense against brute force and dictionary attacks?  
Or would the server validate as many passwords as are submitted as fast  
as it can, even if they are all submitted by the same client/ip adress?  
(This could especially be vurnerable if users can choose their own  


Henk Verhoeven,

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