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Authentication in Web Applications

Overview of the lesson

When it comes to user authentication, web developers have several good options. In this lesson, we will compare two of the most used: HTTP Basic Authentication and Server-side Sessions. We will also talk about cookies and other concepts that will broaden your current understanding of security and web applications.

What you'll learn

  • How Basic HTTP Authentication Works.
  • Security concerns related to Basic HTTP Authentication.
  • Cookies and Sever-side Sessions as an authentication mechanism.

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