Chapter 19Creating Login Authentication Schemes

Now that you have worked with the FileMaker API and have seen how PHP interacts with databases, it is time to bring security and authentication into the picture. Authentication schemes have to go beyond the regular hard-coded user name and password inside your connection include file and request additional information from the user of the site before accessing your FileMaker PHP application. Once the information has been acquired from the user, it has to be tested for validity. If it passes the test, then it is stored in a session variable and reused for the rest of the browsing session as the credential for database operations.

Authentication Methods

When working with FileMaker databases, there ...

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