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Re: User/Password Passing for a DB

by echo (Pilgrim)
on Aug 09, 2001 at 17:59 UTC ( #103401=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to User/Password Passing for a DB

You seem to be doing CGI. Don't send user name and passwords over the wire. Instead, generate a session ID, and use that as a key to retrieve session information, such as username/password, from a file or database. Then you only need to pass around the session ID. You can do this with a cookie or appended to the scripts URL (in PATHINFO). Check out Apache::Session and Apache::AuthCookie.

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