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Randall Degges

Randall Degges leads Developer Advocacy at Okta, previously Stormpath, where he builds open source security libraries and helps make the internet a little safer. In a prior life, Randall was the CTO of OpenCNAM, the largest Caller ID API service.

In his free time, Randall geeks out on web best practices, explores new technologies, and spends an inordinate amount of time writing Python, Node, and Go projects. As a fun fact, Randall runs ipify.org, one of the largest IP lookup APIs which serves over 25 billion requests per month.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Web Authentication in Python

Security, Novice
8/12/2017 | 4:30 PM-5:30 PM | Fisher East

Description

Want to learn how web authentication works? How your login information is transmitted from a web browser to a web server, and what happens from that point onwards? How authentication protocols work behind the scenes?

By the end of this talk, you’ll be intimately familiar with web authentication in Python.

Abstract

Want to learn how web authentication works? How your login information is transmitted from a web browser to a web server, and what happens from that point onwards? How authentication protocols work behind the scenes?

In this talk, Randall Degges, Developer Advocate at Okta, will walk you through the entire web authentication flow, covering:

  • Credential transmission
  • Cookies
  • Sessions
  • Databases
  • Best practices

By the end of this talk, you’ll be intimately familiar with web authentication in Python.