colinb444 has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I have a number of html forms in perl programs/subroutines in which i need to pass variables. No problem for most of the variables which are placed in 'hidden' fields. Two of the variables are the users username and password which i do not want to put in 'hidden' fields as this is not very secure.
The only thing i can think of doing is storing these variables in a tempory file in my cgi-bin directory and deleting it when the forms are finished.
My question is, would this be any more secure, or is there a better way of doing this.