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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’s <cflogin> Framework

So far, this chapter has presented a simple session-based method for securing and personalizing an application, built on user names and passwords. Using the preceding examples as a foundation, you can easily create your own custom security framework. For the purposes of this section, let’s call this type of security a homegrown security framework.

With ColdFusion, you also have the option of using a security framework that ships as part of the CFML language itself. This new framework includes a few tags; most important is the <cflogin> tag, which you will learn about in this section. The ColdFusion documentation refers to the new framework as user security. For clarity, let’s call it the <cflogin> framework. ...

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