[ZDP] BackTalk to Document The Zope Book (2.5 Edition)/Using Basic Zope Objects

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Tue, 24 Sep 2002 08:49:17 -0400

A comment to the paragraph below was recently added via http://www.zope.org/Documentation/Books/ZopeBook/current/BasicObject.stx#2-88


    It is important to realize that keeping sensitive data in a
    session data object is potentially insecure unless the connection
    between browsers and Zope is encrypted in some way.  Don't store
    sensitive information such as phone numbers, addresses, account
    numbers, credit card numbers or any other personal information
    about your site visitors unless you've secured the connection
    between Zope and site visitors via SSL.

      % Anonymous User - Sep. 24, 2002 8:49 am:
       So the actual session data is stored on the client side (in a cookie or form variables)? Wouldn't it be
       better (more secure and less traffic) if the session data was instead stored on the server, where the client
       kept/transmitted only the session id?