Single Sign-On authentication using OpenID and other security measures
Note: This article was originally published at Planet PHP on 13 August 2010.Single Sign-On authentication using OpenID and other security measures By Manuel Lemos The authentication of the PHPClasses site users will be changed to work in a separate site. It will use the OpenID protocol, so you do not have to create a new account to access other sites.
This article explains better what this means in practice and how it will affect the site users.
Several new measures were implemented to provide better security to protect user accounts and prevent eventual security exploits. Advice is provided to PHP developers in order to apply similar measures to take better care of the security of their sites.