The ACL Component in CakePHP is very powerful and can be used to solve a wide variety of access control problems. In this tutorial, we provide a step-by-step guide for implementing row level access control to a model.
CakePHP’s automatic hashing makes things a lot harder than they need to be, and simple tasks (e.g. a registration page) become annoyingly difficult.
Here, we build a complete community based website in five minutes using Cake best practices, with the following features:
- Account registration
- Login and logout
- Account management page
- Password retrieval
I have just finished moving all of my repository content to separate posts in WordPress. I also decided to get a little tricky and manually imported all of the old comments into WordPress too.
CakePHP is a wonderful framework, but it really drops the ball when it comes to practical error management. In production environments (DEBUG = 0), only 404 or 500 errors are displayed to the user, and no errors are written to the log files.
To solve these two problems we override php’s error handler to enable production error logging, and cake’s error handler to allow forward facing error pages.