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JavaScript React Authentication React Router and Authentication Preserve the User State with Cookies

Eduardo Osorio
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Eduardo Osorio
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Graduate 20,847 Points

Using a cookie like this is not secure at all. In fact I believe it represents a major security flaw.

You can basically go into chrome dev tools create a cookie with the name authenticatedUser, give it any value and gain access to "protected routes" by manually entering the desire path.

Hope you update this course, to something thats actually secure.

Jessie Starborne
Jessie Starborne
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Very much agree with this point.

Would be interesting to see Treehouse do a course taking the existing code from this api project and convert it to JSON Web Tokens.