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Chance Garcia's Blog:
Auth/ACL implementation strategies
Aug 10, 2010 @ 13:20:00

In this new post to his blog talks about authentication strategies in Zend Framework applications with the combination of Zend_Acl and Zend_Auth.

I'm going to talk more about ACLs than Auth. Auth is simple, it's the ACL that will trip you up. Since both concepts are coupled together when you're making a login system, I feel it's appropriate to at least touch on Auth. What I want to cover is the ways we can create the ACL object to suit needs based on the scale of the project. I'm going to assume that readers have a passing familiarity with using the Auth and Acl objects and may have even implemented them into projects.

He talks about two things you'd need to consider - scalability (how to define your ACLS: hardcoded, in the navigation object and defined in a database) and working with ACLs in multiple projects.

tagged: zendframework strategy authentication zendauth zendacl

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