Understanding Authentication In Websites: A Banking Analogy

There is a strange ritual that web developers around the world have been perpetuating from the dawn of computers to modern days. This ritual is the implementation of authentication. This article is Eric Burel’s attempt at making this ritual less obscure. You’ll learn about tokens, authorization, CORS, credentials, HTTP headers, and such. It shouldn’t have to take a wizard to implement a good authentication system. Just a good banker!