Wiki articles in category How-tos tagged with "security"

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Moving project code outside of webroot (plus multiple project support)

Created 8 years ago by Steve Friedl, updated 7 years ago by Steve Friedl.

Yii's by-default directory organization works well enough, but there are several steps one can take that improve the security and serviceability of the system, especially in the context of multiple Yii projects on the same machine (including multiple versions of the same project).

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Mais segurança em suas aplicações com Yii e PHPIDS

Created 8 years ago by Rafael Garcia, updated 8 years ago by Rafael Garcia.

PHPIDS é conhecido projeto que pode ser visto em php-ids.org.

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More security in your applications with Yii and PHPIDS

Created 8 years ago by Rafael Garcia, updated 8 years ago by Gustavo.

PHPIDS is a well known project that can be found in php-ids.org.

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Configuring controller access rules to default-deny

Created 8 years ago by Steve Friedl, updated 5 years ago by nsanden.

Starting with the blog tutorial, Yii developers are familiar with the notion of access rules defined in the controller, where the actions are allowed or denied depending on the user's name or role.

class CommentController extends CController {
    public function filters()
    {
        return array( 'accessControl' ); // perform access control for CRUD operations
    }

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Authenticating against phpass hashes with Yii

Created 7 years ago by Da:Sourcerer, updated 5 years ago by Da:Sourcerer.
  • iteration_count_log2 controls the number of iterations for key stretching. A setting of 8 means the hash algorithm will be applied 2^8 = 256 times. This setting should be kept between 4 and 31.
  • portable_hashes controls whether portable hashes should be used or not. Portable hashes are salted MD5 hashes prefixed by $P$.
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How to write secure Yii applications

Created 7 years ago by François Gannaz, updated 5 years ago by François Gannaz.
  • Validate the user input (see below for details).
  • Protect (escape) your application output according to context (see below for a few output types, mostly HTML and SQL).
  • Test your application in debug mode.
    Set the constant YII_DEBUG to true (by default, it is defined in index.php) and put alongside error_reporting(E_ALL);. Then errors and warnings will stop the execution an...
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Simple authorization system

Created 7 years ago by Gustavo, updated 6 years ago by Gustavo.

How to create a simple (non-RBAC) authorization system

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Secure password hashing with bCrypt

Created 7 years ago by waitforit, updated 6 years ago by Ivo Pereira.

In this article I will show you how to implement a secure password hashing mechanism in your Yii projects using a bCrypt class.

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Show captcha after <N> unsuccessfull attempts

Created 7 years ago by zitter, updated 7 years ago by zitter.

In this mini howto I would like to show how to add a required captcha field in the login form, after a defined number of unsuccessfull attempts. To do this, I will use the blog demo that you have in default Yii download package (path/to/yii/demos/blog).

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ACL and RBAC

Created 6 years ago by zeroByte, updated 6 years ago by kevinkorb.

This HowTo assumes that you have a smattering of ACL in general and of how the acl-extension works basically. It will introduce you into the abstract and give you a hint on how to use Business-Rules. If you have in-depth questions, please refer to the extension documentation. Using ACL in an RBAC-manner cannot and should never obs...

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Using phpseclib with Yii

Created 6 years ago by nkd, updated 6 years ago by nkd.

I installed phpseclib because I needed to do some AES encryption in my project. After all the hassle of installing php lib, I found out that Yii already has a security module (securityManager). I finally decided to keep using phpseclib because it has one big advantage over Yii securityManager module, it does...

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Tags: security

Checking for "expired" sessions/logins on the client side

Created 6 years ago by le_top, updated 4 years ago by le_top.

Getting "Expired token" errors ? Here is a solution to avoid invalid CSRF on POST or ajax requests, or user identity changes.

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Enhance security of cookie-based login

Created 4 years ago by darkheir, updated 4 years ago by darkheir.

When talking about cookie-base login the Yii guide indicates the following:

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Single PHP entry point with Nginx

Created 4 years ago by MadAnd, updated 4 years ago by MadAnd.

In this article I will show you how to slightly increase application security, by exploiting the fact that Yii implements the Front Controller Pattern.

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