Hour 15. Restricting Access to Your Applications

This hour explains how to use Apache to restrict access to parts of a Web site based on the identity of the user or on information about the request. On the application side, you can create your own mechanism for user validation and check the validity of your users through cookies.

In this hour, you will learn

  • How to restrict access based on the user, client IP address, domain name, and browser version

  • How to use the user management tools provided with Apache

  • How to store and retrieve cookie information

  • How to use cookies for authentication

    Part III: Getting Involved with the Code