Project assignment 5. Due Monday May 10 at 4pm (for presentation)
Note: the final project submission due Thursday May 13th at 11:59pm.
User login and authentication; additional features; finalizing the
There are two guest accounts (in all databases) that should be used for
password testing. I will send the user names and passwords by e-mail.
Don't use your own passwords (especially from off-campus!) since
passwords are sent unencrypted.
For user login and authentication you need to
implement the following features. Use php sessions.
- User login: a way for the user to log in. It may be a separate
page or a form on the side of a page. Check the password against the
one stored in the database. If
the passwords match, display the user's
name on each page to make it easier for the user to see whether they
are logged in. Users that log in remain logged in through all pages of
the blog, i.e. they should be able to see their log in name and should
be able to post and comment on all pages that allow that.
- People don't need to be logged in to read the blog, but only
users who are logged in should be able to post and comment.
- When a user posts a post or a comment, their name must be filled
in automatically. If they attempt to post or comment when they are not
logged in, an error message should be displayed.
- Log out - allow users to log out. At that point the session
information should be destroyed. The users should not be able to post or
comment anywhere in the blog.
Technical details: use the examples of sessions and password checking
are used by session functions
Every team of two students needs to have 2 extra features completed by
the end of this project submission.
Please clearly explain your additional features in
your submission e-mail.
More ideas for extra features:
- Allow posts to be private ('private' is a possible
value of post_status in wp_posts). Private posts should
only be displayed to users who are logged in.
- Upon login show a user links to the last few comments to his/her posts
Requirements for groups of one person
All your features should deal only with commenting but not with
posting. You don't need any extra features.
CSci 1101 course web site.
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