In this chapter, we discuss how to implement various PHP and MySQL techniques for authenticating users.
Key topics covered in this chapter include
Implementing access control
Using basic authentication
Using basic authentication in PHP
.htaccess basic authentication
Using basic authentication with IIS
Creating your own custom authentication
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