News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Liip Blog:
2-Step Verification with Google Authenticator and PHP
August 31, 2011 @ 09:53:05

On the Liip blog there's a recent post talking about a tool Google offers to help you authenticate your users, a one-time passcode generator called Google Authenticator. The post talks about a PHP port of the same idea.

The main point about 2-step verification is that something else than your computer provides that token. If it's on your computer and that one gets stolen (or hacked into), it won't help much for the additional security. That's why you need a second device for those tokens. Some banks do that with SMS/Text Messages (Facebook, too), other give you special devices for that (eg. RSA keys) and the last group does it with your smartphone.

At the request of a client, they created a tool that did just this, but for PHP. As a result, they created the GoogleAuthenticator library that makes it easy to implement in your application. There's even an example of it in use. For more information about the Google Authenticator tool, see this page on Google Code.

2 comments voice your opinion now!
google authenticator library port twostep verification user qrcode


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Arnold Daniels' Blog: Simple Single Sign-On for PHP

Community News: ODF-XSLT Project Released

Lukas Smith's Blog: Mashup book review

DevArticles: Deploying your Site with PHPEclipse, continued

NetTuts.com: Setting Up User Authentication in Laravel Using Confide


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


language install list release deployment introduction interview podcast package community tips opinion symfony library series bugfix voicesoftheelephpant api framework laravel

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework