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HTTPS authentication

On my current project i have requirement to do HTTPS user authentication.
'Till now i 've been doing authentication using sessions and checking login
and pass against MySql. Can you give me some info on authenticating users
via HTTPS, what are the requirements, can i use my existing scripts etc.
Many Thanx!

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Jul 17 '05 #1
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In article <co**********@ls219.htnet.hr>,
"Cpt. Zeep" <ze**@nonesuch.com> wrote:
On my current project i have requirement to do HTTPS user authentication.
'Till now i 've been doing authentication using sessions and checking login
and pass against MySql. Can you give me some info on authenticating users
via HTTPS, what are the requirements, can i use my existing scripts etc.
Many Thanx!


Don't you have to buy a security certificate for the server you want to
authenticate against? Ain't cheap here in the States and it's a yearly
thing.

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Jul 17 '05 #2
On Fri, 03 Dec 2004 08:35:07 -0800, "Michael Vilain
<vi****@spamcop.net>" wrote:
In article <co**********@ls219.htnet.hr>,
"Cpt. Zeep" <ze**@nonesuch.com> wrote:
On my current project i have requirement to do HTTPS user authentication.
'Till now i 've been doing authentication using sessions and checking login
and pass against MySql. Can you give me some info on authenticating users
via HTTPS, what are the requirements, can i use my existing scripts etc.
Many Thanx!


Don't you have to buy a security certificate for the server you want to
authenticate against? Ain't cheap here in the States and it's a yearly
thing.


No, it's not required. If you don't have a CERT, users will get a
popup first saying they don't have a cert. And no, not all CERTS are
expensive: http://www.freessl.com/starterssl/starterssl.html

1 year: $39US
2 years: $69US etc etc


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Jul 17 '05 #3
*** Michael Vilain <vi****@spamcop.net> wrote/escribi (Fri, 03 Dec 2004
08:35:07 -0800):
Don't you have to buy a security certificate for the server you want to
authenticate against? Ain't cheap here in the States and it's a yearly
thing.


openssl (a free tool) allows to generate as many keys and certs as you
need. You only have to pay for a certificate if you want a trusted third
party to certify you are who you claim to be.
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