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Glen Rose
Glen Rose
6,297 Points

Why are we using HttpFoundation package

I am taking the couse "Introduction to User Authentication in PHP" by Alena, and everything works and is fine.

BUT I think the course starts without telling why we are using the HttpFoundation package? Does it make the website safer or?

We are also using the custom function redirect(). why? and is redirect a part of the httpFoundation Package

Thanks ;-)

1 Answer

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 90,698 Points

HttpFoundatiion is just a package that takes a bit of the legroom of basic authentication away. It's like using an npm package in JavaScript or a framework for a language.

As I recall redirect() is just a custom function that we can use to call on whenever we need to redirect the user to anywhere specific such as when we're logging in and out of the app.

Glen Rose
Glen Rose
6,297 Points

Thanks Jonathan. I´ve tried to search youtube for answers, but cant really find anything.

In the course we are suddenly using a $session in some functions. And I wonder where that variable came from... we use it like $session->getFlashBag()->add('error', 'Some error message');

I think I need to read the documentation on the website: https://symfony.com/doc/current/components/http_foundation.html

I just find it funny, that it isnt explained in the course. Treehouse usally is pretty great at this :-)

Thanks for the answer have a great day