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How to design ID code system for people database?

We are restructuring our entire database / filesystem / user identity system. As a first step, we have determined that we need to assign each user/employee in an organization unique ID. Surprisingly ...
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Best practices in saving user data when using identity provider like AWS Cognito

So in my mind, the usual users table that we are used to having, is going to split in two: whatever data is within the Identity Provider the domain specific data (user.facialHairStyle) is going to ...
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how to store online status

I'm developing realtime web chat using pubsub pattern. To be concrete I'm using python and tornado-redis on back end and websockets (WS) (tornado) on front end. I have WS connection open and close ...
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Is browser fingerprinting a viable technique for identifying anonymous users?

Is browser fingerprinting a sufficient method for uniquely identifying anonymous users? What if you incorporate biometric data like mouse gestures or typing patterns? The other day I ran into the ...
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What is the rationale behind entering email twice for registration? [duplicate]

Many web sites ask users to enter their email address twice, sometimes taking the trouble to disable copy-pasting. What is the logic behind this? Is this e.g. a security measure?
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How can I avoid using my own name in the identifiers, packages, or namespaces of open sources projects I create?

I do a lot of development in my own time. These projects I work on are all just for fun and learning (so far). I commonly do Java development with Maven but I have also been known to dabble in .NET ...