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Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started by Charlie Arehart, Raymond Camden, Ben Forta

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Using ColdFusion to Control Access

The rest of this chapter discusses how to build your own form-based security mechanism. In general, putting such a mechanism in place requires three basic steps:

  • Deciding which pages or information should be password-protected
  • Creating a login page and verifying the user name and password
  • Restricting access to pages or information based on who the user is, either using a homegrown Session-Based mechanism, or with the <cflogin> framework

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