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Is it a good idea to allow multiple account login (in the same browser)

I am implementing Authentication from scratch (php). I reached a point where I have different types of users (admin, author, editor etc.) After dealing with this, I realized I can allow multiple ...
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Help with definition of broad user types

I am trying to define the boundary between two broad types of users. The first are those who make use of corporate systems (accounting, ERP, CRM, etc.) and this also includes B2B users, for example ...
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token authentication security best practice

So I'm trying a few token based authentication in Laravel, each user have token they can use to access certain database. But there is something I still don't understand from these tutorial. The ...
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Should I separate my authentication service and my user service?

I'm following a microservices architecture and using JWT for authorization and authentication. I have a User service that includes some details about users, and I was considering including ...
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How should end-users install dependencies for software [closed]

Suppose I have an application written in C++, which uses WxWidgets (or some other library) for gui. When an end-user installs my application, how do I make sure they also install the necessary ...
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User authentication in app

I want to create a mobile quiz app where users can sign up and compete against each other. For the signup I am just using username/password combination. I want to ask you what are good ways to store ...
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Should email be unique across application users?

I am working on a medical application which will be implemented for USA patients and health providers. I want that there should be only 1 record of a user without any duplication. And I believe that ...
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CQRS/ES for a user management microservice

I'm fairly new to CQRS and Event Sourcing, though I have built one application (ASP.NET MVC) that uses it for a part of its business domain (one "bounded context" if you will). So I know how to ...
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How to keep permissions of users in a database?

What is the accepted way of keeping track of a user's permissions in a database? Say I have a web app where users can pay for privileges. To use a straightforward analogy, imagine Github's users (...
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Why so many good open source programs have websites that are very poorly managed? [closed]

I was reading about gzip program and I found the official website of the gzip software. First of all the site looks very bad, it is very hard to find useful information on it and it was not updated ...
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Proper way to differentiate user types in OO

I'm designing an application where I have users and admins (further down in the future, I can have different sub-ranks, where each one can have access to some area of the application). Currently, I ...
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Multiple tables with same name, but each with a unique id to distinguish them?

I'm trying to code a dice game where users log in and then challenge each other. I already made a version of this game without login but only one game could be played at a time. So now, there will be ...
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Should authorized users be allowed to add autocomplete suggestions to the list of symptoms?

I am developing an online medical website (similar to a HIS) whose users are hospitals specifically hospital administrators, doctors, and other staff authorized by the hospital to use the system. ...
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Software License which discriminates on 'ethical' grounds

I've spent some time reading the common copyleft and permissive software licenses. Is there a license which allows the creator of an application or algorithm to broadly specify who may use/distribute ...
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windows users vs. custom [closed]

My application needs to support a "shift change" scenario. Essentially, a person is managing some assets. At the shift change, the person that was there leaves right as the replacement signs in. The ...
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Implementing a pay-per-user business model

Introduction I'm working on an application where organisations pay for each user they add to their 'environment'. Organisations have a credit/balance, and as long as the user is not removed, the ...
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What should my user object know?

I have an architecture problem/doubt and I'd like some insight on this. Context : We're in a mobile app that solely relies on webservice calls to be used. There can only be one user logged in at any ...
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User based licensing on web server

I'm developing a client-server software for an enterprise customer. I'm being asked to limit the number of user accounts to a number N. Each user logs in with it's own username/password combination, ...
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How can I manage trash users?

I created a system which hopefully will have many users. We are afraid our database will fill of trash users which take high-demand usernames, or maybe they just register and never come back. I know ...
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Avoid data manipulation by user

I have a C# program (could be any programming language) that saves data to a file on a memory (hard disk, USB drive, etc.). The program uses this data for monitoring its operation time, but it could ...
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Global Accounts in Multi-Tenant Authorization System

Our system is fundamentally a multi-tenant setup, where each client maintains a separate database with its own data and users. The authentication system on login issues an authentication token which ...
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User roles in database [duplicate]

What would be the most efficient way to store a users role(in my case) in the database? What my user table looks like: id int(AI) username varchar(80) ...
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Users in SQL databases

I took up programming a couple of months ago (alongside my day job) and am struggling with a couple of basic concepts. Currently, I'm trying to learn how to build a database based PHP login/logout for ...
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What is the difference between user requirements and system requirements?

From what I've read I believe user requirements are just the system requirements given in lay mans terms, is this correct? I'm specifically referring to the book "Software Engineering" by Ian ...
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LDAP users synchronization [closed]

I'm looking for a way to synchronize a users database between a piece of software and a ldap directory. Currently I'm thinking of three possibilities to keep the track of a specific user : Guid : it ...
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How to handle or prevent all Admins and users being removed

I have a website that stores all users in a database. A user can log on to the website and if they have sufficient privileges can add/delete users, as well as change their privileges. How do I ensure ...
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How to get better understanding of the users as a programmer

I work at a company that wants to be agile, but the business analysts often provide us "user stories" that are more solution than problem statement. This makes it difficult to make good design ...
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Custom Role Provider in ASP.NET MVC and specifically a User having multiple Roles

I have searched around and I can't find any particular answer that addresses what I am asking but no doubt it will have been mentioned already somewhere. I know that when you inherit from an abstract ...
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Handling multiple login methods

Currently, I'm using Parse to handle my backend, and I have multiple ways to login -> via regular email/password and via linkedin. Parse has a specific method of logging in requiring username/...
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How do I recreate this Access Control/Group/ whatever methodology in OO/MVC

I am looking at trying to rewrite an application that is mostly procedural to an MVC/OO approach in order to teach myself a deeper understanding of both. BUT, I am having some conceptual issues with ...
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How to categorise information in end-user documentation?

One of the greatest piece of documentation I ever read is the TeXbook by Donald Knuth—the manual of the TeX typesetting system, and I used it in my first analysis. As far as I can tell, the type of ...
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Basic OOP theory: misunderstanding surrounding database and user classes

New to OOP and trying to understand some basic fundamentals. Currently using PHP5 to build a basic web app. In using PHP's built in PDO as my database class and a separately created user class that ...
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Multiple roles in Ruby On Rails

I've been asked to put together an application in RoR which has multiple roles for users. The idea is that a user will have a role, Admin, Moderator, User ect... and they will also have a department ...
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Which concepts are pertinent to plan a “end-user documentation” strategy?

I am writing a lot of software and I feel that writing good documentation is very difficult. Since I am not aware of any structured theory about software documentation I started to organise my ...
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Is there an industry standard for systems registered user permissions in terms of database model?

I developed many applications with registered user access for my enterprise clients. In many years I have changed my way of doing it, specially because I used many programming languages and database ...
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Purpose oriented user accounts on a single desktop?

Starting point: I currently do development for Dynamics Ax, Android and an occasional dabble with Wordpress and Python. Soon, I'll start a project involving setting up WP on Google Apps Engine. ...
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Increasing User Changes/Requirements in Agile Methodology

My question is quite simple. How to handle a situation where the team is applying agile methodology in software projects and there so many iterations and change in requirements, that the schedule is ...
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Documenting reports for end-users

I have an application that has about a dozen reports that provide totals and summaries of data in the database based on date ranges given as parameters. The application is near the end of user testing....
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Limit number of users in a web app?

I've been asked to look at converting our traditional client-server software into a web-based version (using PHP). One of the first questions from management was how we'd limit the number of ...
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What's the standard practice to prevent users from having unreasonable expectations?

There's some subscription-based data processing web service - users pay via PayPal for the right to use the service. The "terms of service" document prepared by lawyers explicitly says that there're ...
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Joomla Secondary Users

Background I have a joomla based application. My customers sign up and they register as a user on the site. My customers (primary customers) then have their own space on the site that they can then ...
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Responding to end users about bugs they found

I have an issue tracking system, but sometimes users report bugs directly to me in an email. If I'm responding to a bug report in an email, what's a good etiquette to use? Do I thank them for ...
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Who are 'users' in testing?

Having e.g. a system for booking flights, during UAT it is not being tested by real users (customers who will buy tickets) rather than people from the client side who will just simulate this. Are ...
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What was the first consumer-oriented hardware/software solution? [closed]

We all know the story of the personal computer as a consumer-oriented product. But I just thought that real end user solution should have appeared before that time. So a product that was probably ...
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Methodologies for Managing Users and Access?

This is something I'm having a hard time getting my head around. I think I might be making it more complicated than it is. What I'm trying to do is develop a method to store users in a database with ...
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Issues Tracker for both developers and end users [closed]

currently, we have a closed source project on hand. However, we would like to have a communication channel together with our end users. We would like to have our end users to know, what features we ...
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Authentication Systems - Separate for Management?

Edit: I admit to being unclear when I first wrote the question. I suppose I wasn't sure of the issue myself, the comments and answers provided up to now helped me focus on the issue, thank you to all ...
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What's the utility of encouraging users to learn SQL and possibly the ability to execute it?

Facing a situation where I can't possibly get all the features that are requested into each version of the LOB I support, I've evolved a number SQL query templates that users have and send to me, ...
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How does agile work when replacing a working system?

In an ideal Agile world, you quickly build a small, but useful subset of the desired end system, and give it to users. They're excited, because it's useful, they start using it and give feedback. You ...
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How to keep user's guide in lockstep with branches for a non-developer?

Our current user's guide is built using asciidoc. The documentation is managed by a non-technical person, but we keep the source text files as well as generated HTML in source control. Issues arise ...