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Security

Christhoper Key
PLUS
Christhoper Key
Courses Plus Student 2,061 Points

cookies

Hello! Question: is that good idea to use setcookies(); to save users "id" and "password" and use it for user login?

And is there any real option to secure session?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
220,378 Points

A session cookie is discarded when the browser window is closed, so it provides reasonable security when accompanied by a reminder to the user to close the window when done. The user should also use an "incognito" browser window that does not allow session restores.

Other options might be to use client session storage for the credentials, or local storage that is cleared on logout.