Category: PHP

The Problem with Secure User Authentication in WordPress

WordPress is a great tool for website developers. As of today, it powers over a quarter of the Internet, so clearly the team at WordPress is doing a few things right! With all the great features and support that WordPress provides, there are a couple problems that make secure user authentication in WordPress a challenge. …

5 WordPress Hacks We Used to Build Authentication

Stormpath just announced the release of our Stormpath WordPress plugin, which allows you to use Stormpath inside of your WordPress website. While writing this plugin, we had to “hack” the native WordPress authentication system to get our SDK working seamlessly. I’m excited to share some of the hacks we were able to leverage! We had …

WordPress Authentication With Stormpath

Do you have a website that’s built on WordPress? Do you also have an application that you have built outside of WordPress? Would it be awesome if your users could use the same account information for both? Now, they totally can! The official Stormpath WordPress plugin has been released! Currently, the Stormpath WordPress plugin is …

Will We See You At Zendcon 2016?

Zendcon is a yearly conference organized by the team over at Zend, the maintainers of PHP. Each year, many PHP developers gather in Las Vegas to geek out and talk PHP. This year, I will be attending for the first time, and I couldn’t be more excited! Stormpath will also be there to sponsor the …

Tutorial: Social Login for PHP with Stormpath & ID Site

Social login and registration are hot features that have become “expected” of most new applications. Building these features can be difficult and fraught, and ultimately something most developers aren’t excited to tackle. Here’s the good news: Social login is a core feature of the Stormpath PHP SDK! With Stormpath, you only need a few lines …

Authentication Differences Between Stormpath And Laravel

One of the questions I am asked all the time about the Stormpath Laravel package is, “Why do I need to use a package for authentication in Laravel when it is built in?” I will be the first to admit that the Laravel authentication is well built and a great addition to the framework. It …

Lumen And Stormpath As Your Mobile Backend

I am happy to announce that we have now added Lumen to Stormpath’s PHP integrations. This integration requires minimal setup and about five minutes to get a PHP backend up and running for your mobile applications – exciting! With our Lumen integration, you can quickly set up user registration and user authentication using OAuth tokens. This tutorial will teach …

Tutorial: Add Social Login to Laravel Applications

Social login is one of the easiest options for users to log into your site. At Stormpath, we’ve made social login easy for you to build by adding Facebook and Google login to the Stormpath Laravel integration. In this tutorial, I will show you how to set up Facebook and Google to allow you to …

Stormpath Laravel Event Firing Squad

At Stormpath, we want to make it as easy as possible to create your application. Our Laravel Integration is no exception. Events give developers an important tool to hook into different parts of a package to run your own business logic. Events can dramatically simplify application development, particularly when adding user functionality to a webapp. …

Getting Started with SAML in PHP Applications

Rolling out your own SAML integrations has always been hard. It’s a complex implementation that’s difficult to build securely and efficiently whether you’ve built it before or not. Here at Stormpath, we’ve rolled out a simple solution to enable SAML in your applications without custom code! With only a few steps, you can integrate SAML …