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Re: Authentication in web applications

by kirbyk (Friar)
on Jun 07, 2005 at 23:44 UTC ( #464497=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Authentication in web applications

One thing that may or may not be a factor - multiple web servers. Once you make that architectural leap, apache-based models start failing you, as do a lot of session methods, and you're left with cookies (or a universally passed session ID param) on the user side, and database on the backend with info about sessions.

Which isn't to say that there's not a better way, but this is a big factor to consider for any reasonably large web site. Which most sites aren't, so, there you go.

-- Kirby,

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Re^2: Authentication in web applications
by perrin (Chancellor) on Jun 08, 2005 at 02:01 UTC
    Using Apache:: modules doesn't imply any specific storage mechanism. It's about how you tie into the server's request pipeline, not about what you do once you're there.

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