So your app/framework stands in for the OS for authentication/authorization? I can understand that for public sites, but it doesn't like a good idea for in-house. The first problem being another set of credentials for every user.

-----Original Message-----
From: Nathan Andelin [mailto:nandelin@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2016 2:33 PM
To: Web Enabling the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries) <web400@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [WEB400] In-house authentication & authorization

I know Apache can handle authentication for static pages & CGI, but
what about other things like PHP, Node, Java, etc?

You'd need an application and a framework for handling:

1. Authentication.
2. Authorization.
3. Access (i.e. only show menus and menu items which users are authorized to).
4. Opening multiple apps & toggling between them.
5. Setting Favorites.
6. Defining user/group authorities to resources.
7. An API to check user authorities to resources.

This is the type of infrastructure needed to build products with ERP-type scope.

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