Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Secure HTML Forms
Web authentication is a terribly fascinating subject. The landscape is constantly changing as web technologies progress. If you’re a new programmer, trying to learn the safest way to log a user into your website can be a daunting prospect because there’s just so much to learn.
Over the course of this four-part series, I’ll be walking you through everything you ever wanted to know about web authentication, one step at a time.
In this article, I’m going to teach you about the core of all web based authentication: something so fundamental many people disregard it: HTML forms.
HTML forms are fascinating because without them, web authentication would never exist. HTML forms are the first critical component in making authentication happen: they collect user credentials and transmit them to a web server where the rest of the magic happens.
Before you can fully understand web ...