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ColdFusion MX 6 Login Security (Page 6 of 6)

SUMMARY

Using the application structure of the ColdFusion Application Server you can create a secure user login that protects your application from unauthorized use.

It is best to encrypt your sensitive data in a database instead of storing it in plain text. ColdFusion has a built in function called Hash() that provides a quick and easy method to secure data as 32-bit strings.

Not only is it important to provide a method for timing-out your user sessions, it is also necessary to provide the user with a means of manually logging out.

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