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Instant Java Password and Authentication Security by Fernando Mayoral

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Overview

This chapter involves a high level overview to round up the complete authentication process.

Rounding up...

We have now successfully learned how to secure our users' passwords using hashes; however, we should take a look at the big picture, just in case. The following figure shows what a very basic web application looks like:

Rounding up...

Note the https transmission tag: HTTPS is a secure transfer protocol, which allows us to transport information in a secure way. When we transport sensitive data such as passwords in a Web Application, anyone who intercepts the connection can easily get the password in plain text, and our users' data would be compromised. ...

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