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    Default New A5 White Paper - User Registration and Login Methods

    I've completed a 5200 word white paper on User Registration and Login Methods, Using A5 Security Framework. You can find it at http://alphatogo.com/learning.htm.

    The paper ended up being a good discussion on the Security Framework as an integral component of user registration and login. It's written in terms of "process" not "coding", so should be useful for anyone who has already built a web application, and those just considering the task. I'd appreciate any comments.

    If you have not already done so, complete the form on my Contact page and I'll keep you informed of any new documents.

    Here's the table of contents:

    Background
    - Purpose of Registration and Login
    - User Registration requirements
    - User Login requirements
    - Examples of Registration and Login

    Alpha Five
    - Why is Alpha Five used here?
    - Alpha Five Security Framework
    - Security Groups

    Registration Components
    - Opt-In – Single or Double?
    - Login - Email Address or non-email value?
    - The Registration Form
    - Security Question
    - Captcha Validation
    - Assigning Users to Security Groups
    - Opt-out
    - Terms and Conditions / Privacy Policy

    Registration Models
    - Open Model
    - Subscription Model
    - Authenticated Model
    - Methods for Established Companies

    Login Models
    - Login Dialog
    - Lost password
    - Lost Username
    - Remember Me and Login Expiration
    - Recording Logins
    - Login using a Script
    - Deny user access

    Conclusion
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    Default Re: New A5 White Paper - User Registration and Login Methods

    Excellent paper, Steve. Thank you!

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    Peter - A high complement coming from you. You still have the best collection of articles and books available at your website. I use your Xbasic for Everyone all the time, even when I don't have a particular application for the code, just to be more aware of what I can do with xbasic.
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    Default Re: New A5 White Paper - User Registration and Login Methods

    Steve,

    I enjoyed the read and it has certainly helped point me in the right direction with my security model, just need to implement it all now!!

    Thank you very much

    Lance

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    This was way back in 2007, but I'm starting with A5 now and would like to implement user registration and log in for my website.
    The link above is no longer working.
    Does anybody know where the new one would be, or where this white paper can be accessed otherwise?

    Thanks
    Rich

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    This is probably a better read that the 2007 document. This is the User Guide to my Web Framework and it has a section on how I handle user registration: http://www.alphatogo.com/downloads/W...eUserGuide.pdf

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    Default Re: New A5 White Paper - User Registration and Login Methods

    Thanks a lot Steve. I was also at your website so you will see the same question there.
    I'm thinking of getting the framework soon.

    I also re-posted here today again, since I did not see my yesterday's post earlier.
    Sorry for that.

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    Default Re: New A5 White Paper - User Registration and Login Methods

    Ha, my website. Sad story, I was in a rush to catch a flight and made some "quick changes" to my website - and accidently overwrote my entire database with year old data. Only found out a week later when someone reported they could not use my Store. So right now, the website is mostly disabled, just a home page, no Store or showcase. It has to stay that way until I get back early next week.

    I need to put in a few more quality control points, GLAD it was not a client's website.
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    I wondered what was going on with the website ...

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