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Web Security: User Authentication and Access Control

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn the fundamentals of verifying user authenticity, best practices for managing passwords and user logins, and how to prevent unauthorized access to web pages and actions.


  • Best practices for user authentication and access control
1. User Authentication
  • The importance of authentication
  • Authentication factors
  • Credentials
  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Pitfalls of multi-factor authentication
  • Biometric authentication
2. Passwords
  • Encryption and hashing
  • Brute force attacks
  • Speed and throttling
  • Dictionary attacks
  • Salted passwords
  • Strong passwords
3. Manage Passwords
  • Password requirements
  • Password theft and reuse
  • Password managers
  • Handle forgotten passwords
  • Use HTTPS and TLS
4. Access Control
  • Insecure references
  • Regulate access privileges
  • Cookies and sessions
  • Deny lists and geofilters
  • Single sign-on services
  • Deactivate user access
  • Next steps

Taught by

Kevin Skoglund


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