Chapter 7. Internet Security

Internet applications have large audiences, many potential uses, and varied security requirements. They range from portal applications that require no user authentication, through Web applications that provide content for registered users, to large scale e-commerce applications that require full authentication, authorization, credit card validation, and secure communication of sensitive data over public and internal networks.

As Internet application developers, you face a challenge to ensure that your application uses appropriate defense mechanisms and is designed to be scalable, high performance, and secure. Some of the challenges you face include:

  • Choosing an appropriate user credential store, for example, a custom ...

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