session management

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session management, authentication and use of passwords to protect information

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Session ManagementNameInstitutional AffiliationSession management is a method of keeping track of the user activities online across all sessions of interaction with individual computers. Session management allows an applications and users to provide authentication login details. This is to ensure the user opening a certain action is the one who provided the original details for login. A strong session identity should be used that cannot be predicted easily by attackers online. In cases where sessions are transmitted through HTTP, there is always high risk of being intercepted by attackers and be re-used. However, one should use HTTPS instead so as to protect the session identity during transit. In such cases, session ID should be hard to predict, and use of techniques used to verify if a session exists and its validity, if an application does not perform enough session ID check an attacker might take advantage and perform session fixation attack against the user (Chell, 2015).Always mandate session Identities are only taken in if your server application generates them and overwrite values in the request but not provided by your application. Another important protection te

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