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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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Application-Based Security

The term application-based security is used here to cover any situation in which you give users an ordinary Web-based form with which to log in. Most often, this means using the same HTML form techniques you already know to present that form to the user, then using a database query to verify that the user name and password they typed was valid.

This method of security gives you the most control over the user experience, such as what the login page looks like, when it is presented, how long users remain logged in, and what they have access to. In other words, by creating a homegrown security or login process, you get to make it work however you need it to. The downside, of course, is that you must do a bit of extra ...

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