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This page brings together our available and forthcoming books on Web security issues of relevance to Web application developers. Please scroll down the list and click on any item for further information.

Authentication and Authorization on the Web

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A short book in the Web Security Topics series, intended for Web developers. Provides a detailed description of setting up, managing and maintaining the security of user accounts in Web applications. Covers secure storage of passwords, authentication of users’ identities, and methods of authorization for restricting the operations that users may perform. Includes code examples in JavaScript/Node.js, key points and a full glossary. 246 pages.Look inside this book at amazon.co.uk or amazon.com.

Also available as a Kindle e-book available from Amazon. Recommended prices for paperback £9.99 (GBP), $16.99 (USD), €12.99 (EU); Kindle edition £4.59 (GBP), $6.79 (USD), €5.49 (EU), Rs200 (INR, for customers in India only) – actual prices may vary, depending on your location.

A Web Developer's Guide to Secure Communication

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A short book in the Web Security Topics series, providing a clear guide to the principles of cryptography for Web developers, and to protocols used for securing communication on the World Wide Web, specifically TLS/SSL and HTTPS. Describes the use of public key authentication and public key infrastructure as used by HTTPS. Includes examples in JavaScript/Node.js, key points at the end of every section and a full glossary. 166 pages. Look inside the book at amazon.co.uk or amazon.com.

Also available as a Kindle e-book available from Amazon. Recommended prices for paperback £7.99 (GBP), $13.99 (USD), €9.99 (EU); Kindle edition £3.49 (GBP), $5.49 (USD), €4.59 (EU), Rs165 (INR, for customers in India only) – actual prices may vary, depending on your location.