Easy authentication with encrypted URL arguments

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Greg Knaddison and I were talking the other day about an idea of his to provide a token on outbound Drupal emails for simple one-time authentication. If you're subscribed to a post and someone comments, the link in the email could contain a one-time use string that if valid would authenticate you, much like Drupal's forgotten password one-time links. If you follow the link and it's not valid you're just asked to log in as normal.

Drupal 7 multistep forms


I like building forms. So much so that I've even been teased about it. Despite that I want to share how multistep forms have changed for Drupal 7 and to expand on how you can use variable functions to achieve cleaner and easier form step logic, including easily moving backwards in forms. Understanding multistep in Drupal 7 was prompted by my need to create easy forms for an internal GVS project that will hopefully launch soon.

Save your Drupal logs!

At OWASP AppSec DC 09 a couple weeks ago my friend and colleague Greg Knaddison was telling me about a session he attended where the idea of reporting by follow-up important transaction data to the author was expressed. For example, if you transfer funds on your bank's website the bank follows up with an email stating that funds were transfered.

Multi-step Forms in Drupal 6 using variable functions

I recently had to write a multi-step form in Drupal 6. Of course, I turned to documentation to see how others are doing it. Pro Drupal Development offers the basics, so do the 5 to 6 upgrade notes, and others. I felt that many approaches suffered from design flaws that made the code cumbersome to manage beyond a couple steps. I set out to develop a multi-step form method with the following goals:

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