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Ben Edmunds, Securing PHP Apps, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2120-4_4

4. Authentication, Access Control, and Safe File Handling

Ben Edmunds

(1)Brooklyn, New York, USA

Erica works for a small, local manufacturing company as their programmer and general IT person. She was recently tasked with developing software for the office staff to upgrade them to the digital age instead of using paper records.

The first step was to have staff members scan documents when they were finished with them. Instead of filing the paper forms, they would be stored electronically.

Development of the archiving system proceeded well. The system consisted of a basic database listing all the documents, with various filters such as department, date, tags, etc. Nothing ...

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