Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Node Authentication
Authentication is one of the least understood areas in web development -- and there’s a lot to know: how cookies and sessions work, how to properly encrypt user sessions, how to safely log users in and out of a web application, which libraries to use, etc. In this presentation, Randall Degges, Stormpath Developer Evangelist will share all of the best practices he learned while building Stormpath’s Express.js authentication libraries. In this talk, you will learn how to safely log users into web applications, secure REST APIs, the low-level details that make this possible, and which Node libraries you should be using (and where). He will cover: - How HTTP authentication works (form based and API based). - What are cookies, and how do they work? - How do sessions work? - What is the best way to store user state in Node applications? - What sort of encryption should be used to secure client-side cookies? - Where does SSL fit into the picture?
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