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PHP 5 CMS Framework Development by Martin Brampton

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Chapter 4. Administrators, Users, and Guests

With some general ideas about a CMS framework established, it is time to dive into specifics. First, we will look at handling the different people who will use the CMS, creating a basis for ensuring that each individual is able to do appropriate things. Although we might talk generally of users, mostly the discussion of "users" means those people who have identified themselves to the system, while those who have not are deemed "guests". A special subset of users contains people who are given access to the special administrator interface provided by the system.

Questions arise concerning how to store data about users securely and efficiently. If the mechanisms are to work at all, the ability to ...

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