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PHP 5 Social Networking by Michael Peacock

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Chapter 3. Users, Registration, and Authentication

With our basic framework in place, we are now able to start developing our social networking site. The most important aspect of a social networking website is the users; without users, we don't have a social network. In order to have users who can use the site (overlooking marketing, and getting users to the site for the moment), we need to be able to allow users to sign up, log in, and get the details of a user who is currently logged in. We will also want to be able to manage permissions of users, to see what they are permitted to do, and what they are prohibited from doing on the site.

In this chapter, you will learn:

  • Why privacy policies are important
  • What core user data to store in the database ...

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