Cookieless Authentication – Client side

In my previous posts I have given an update about the REST based authentication I am still working on; basically I am trying to have a two level of logout mechanism: one at the server side and the other at the client side. The server side to assure the authentication mechanism and the client side to share a common front-end logout to different back-end programming choices.

To start, I have to say that if you think that you will find a logout mechanism that works perfectly great for any browser platform in this article, then I recommend you to stop here and keep searching. From my experience, it can get really annoying at certain point; but it really helps you to understand what you are doing.
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Cookieless authentication (part 2)


So now I have change my requirements, a true logout mechanism must have some conditions and priorities (personal opinion):

  1. Accessibility
  2. Cross Platform
  3. Header Based Authentication, no cookies
  4. Independent of the authentication mechanism

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Cookieless authentication (part 1)

Some time ago last year I wrote an article (link) describing a mechanism to achieve a logout when using apache authentication. Some time has passed and I think I should give it an update. Read the rest of this entry »


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