Application Security Terminology

Glossary

User Registration Systems

User registration systems are screens, forms, or profile pages that request information from a user to create a web-based account or profile. A user registration system generally asks a user to create a username and password, and possibly answer other security questions as well. Many user registration systems allow users to personalize their accounts and profiles; other registration systems provide users’ account information for them. User registration systems are usually HTML and PHP programs.

Data integrity is critical for any successful online business, and a user registration/loginsystem is the gateway to most web applications. Your registration system should support a comprehensive set of tools and workflows out of the box, such as password management and reset logic, email verification workflows, inline field validation, CAPTCHAspam prevention, dirty word filtering, Children’s Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) flows, and terms of service acceptance.