08 Dec '12, 5am

Experienced webdev folk of ruby: I am creating a user system for an app... what do I need to know?

Don't store user passwords in plaintext. In fact, given the nature of what you are doing, try not to store anything in plaintext. Cryptography across the board. I was originally going to suggest that you use some OpenID platform, but nah, what you should have is a table (users) with 4 columns: id, login_name, password, salt. You hash the fuck out of that shit, like 200 times over, and put it in passwords (read about salting passwords). The salt should be a uuid of some sort, it will prevent rainbow assaults. I care about passwords. I don't even like the system I wrote above. There are better systems, I think. Worry about passwords first. EDIT: Better system; possibly this: Create a user table: id, user_login, salt. A second table: one column, password. When you get a password from the user, append the user salt, run it through sha256 200 times, then put it into the passwor...

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