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Web Development with Go: Building Scalable Web Apps and RESTful Services by Shiju Varghese

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CHAPTER 7

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Authentication to Web Apps

Security is one of the most important factors to consider when building a successful web application or web API. If you can’t protect your applications from unauthorized access, the entire application won’t make any sense, regardless of its functionality. You might have developed a brilliant user experience for your applications, but all your implementations will fail if you can’t secure your applications. Authentication and authorization enable applications to be protected from unauthorized access to their protected resources.

This chapter shows you how to protect web-based systems using various authentication ...

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