Several years ago I was writing a web application for a client in the CodeIgniter PHP framework, *shudder*, but CodeIgniter didn't include any type of authentication system built in. I of course did what any good/lazy developer would do and went on the hunt for a well made library to supply authentication capabilities. To my chagrin I discovered that there weren't any clean, concise libraries that fit my needs for authentication in CodeIgniter. Thus began my journey of creating Ion Auth, a simple authentication library for CodeIgniter, and a career long crusade for securing web applications as well as helping other developers do the same.
Here we are years later, a lot of us have moved on to other frameworks or languages, but I still repeatedly see basic security being overlooked. So let's fix that. I want to make sure that you'll never have to live the horror of leaking user passwords, or have someone inject malicious SQL into your database, or the suite of other "hacks" that could have been easily avoided. Let's make sure we all get home on time and sleep well at night.
I'm aiming for a short book, hopefully around 50-70 pages, that is a quick read with handbook style references to specific items you can act on. The following sections will be covered:
This is very much a work in progress so if there are any topics you'd like more information on please let me know.
I plan to release a few editions of this book, each focusing on a different programming languages. The languages slated for eventual release are PHP, Python, Ruby, and JS. This first edition will be in PHP. I will offer heavily discounted copies of the future editions to customers of this book.
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