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CodeIgniter From Scratch: Day 6 - Login

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This post is part of a series called CodeIgniter From Scratch.
CodeIgniter From Scratch: Day 5 - CRUD
CodeIgniter from Scratch Day 7: Pagination

In today's hour long video tutorial, we'll be doing a lot! We'll implement a login and signup form that will allow us to lock down certain sections of our fictional site. As you'll find, working with sessions in CodeIgniter is a cinch!

Catch Up

Day 6: Sessions

Login Form
Signup Form

P.S. The Logout Button

I forgot to add the "logout" button during the screencast. There was so much to cover, that I was bound to forget something! Luckily, it's really easy. Simply add a link, to the "members" area, which links to the login class, and a "logout" method (login/logout). Then, all we must do is destroy the user's session, and redirect them back to the login form. Download the source code if confused.

function logout()
{
	$this->session->sess_destroy();
	$this->index();
}

Hope you Enjoy it!

Keep in mind that we're just scratching the surface, in terms of flexibility and security. We can - and very well may - take things much further. But this should get you started!

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