Membership management with password encryption
We will learn here how to store encrypted password in the table. Before this in our basic Member signup & login script we have used varchar field to store the passwords of the users. For better security of our software we will encrypted the password by using MD5 encryption and then store the hash of the password string in the table. With this modification managing the script became little different as we can't retrieve the lost password. This part we will discuss separately at the second part of membership script. Now for this modification we have to change our basic membership signup script so we will discuss here what changes / updating are required to our pages for adding this feature.
With the popularity of Ajax , we have included this concept in our membership management script new versions. You can see the demo of signup and login forms
In the present membership management software we have increase the filed size to 32. A varchar field of 32 lengths is required to store our passwords.
Signup pageWhile inserting the member details to our member table we have to encrypt the password of the member before storing them in the table. Like this .
$password=md5($password); // Encrypt the password before storing
While checking the signup details of the member we have to check the email address used by the member is already there with us or not. So one more check above the other checks are added ( in comparison to basic script )
PHP Session: Creating , using destroying Session variables PHP Session ID: generating session id and re-generating Online membership management script Posting Activation key for lost encrypted password to the email address Creating a signup page and storing member details in MySQL Storing signup data in a table Changing or updating password by the logged in member Forgot password feature in member signup script Basic login form Login script to authenticate user from a mysql table data Checking the status of user for login or logged out Updating member profile inside member area Adding Profile Photo by Members after login Finding out who are online