Creating a secure logged in area on your website

Posted on August 4, 2021 at 1:36 pm

If you have a website or are looking to get one and need a log in area, you need to ensure that you have thought carefully about what needs to be included and how it is going to work. Login areas can be used for several things. It may be that you want to allow your customers to log in to view invoices, places ordered or track orders or maybe the log in area will allow them to post on a blog, download content or send messages and emails to other members.

Login areas need to be highly secure. If you are going to be storing card or bank details then you will need extra security and will need to be PCI DSS compliant which will involve your site and company going through several compliance checks to confirm that you are collecting and storing data correctly.

If it is important that you use an experienced programmer to build a login area for you and test it thoroughly before it goes live on your website. Login areas are prone to hacks and you could find yourself in a lot of trouble if you do not protect peoples data correctly by using secure code. As technology and programming advances you will need to update areas of the login code to ensure that it is still secure.

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