Ebooklets Securing ExpressionEngine 2
Dissecting the ins and outs of today's most popular publishing platform. From the server to the application, ExpressionEngine guru Mark Huot will get you on track whether you're a casual user or an experienced add-on developer.
Updated to 2nd Edition
In this 30-page ebooklet, ExpressionEngine guru Mark Huot details steps you can take to make your installation of ExpressionEngine even more secure. Mark shares his experience from building dozens of high-profile ExpressionEngine-powered websites.
What You’ll Learn
Mark’s ebooklet is a must-read for everyone working with ExpressionEngine 2. Here’s a snapshot of what you’ll learn.
- Secure your EE 2 install so your important application files (and your passwords) are safe from the public.
- Structure your EE 2 installation to be flexible and friendly.
- Safely use custom queries in your templates.
- Expertly set up your ExpressionEngine security settings.
Securing ExpressionEngine 2 by Mark Huot is a must-have reference for everyone using ExpressionEngine 2.
Free HD Screencast Included
Also included with the ebooklet is a free, 4-minute screencast covering one of techniques Mark covers in his ebooklet. In this short video you’ll watch as we take a standard EE 2 installation and secure it.
A Short Excerpt
Here’s a short excerpt from the ebooklet.
As of this writing, ExpressionEngine is a solid system without any major security flaws. But, as is the case with any customizable system, with each modification you make, there is the risk of introducing a flaw. In essence, EE’s greatest feature, its extensibility, is also its greatest flaw.
Generally, there are two areas to focus on when examining an ExpressionEngine install for weak points. They are the filesystem and the database. The filesystem, holds all your hard work, template modifications, custom add-ons and sensitive configuration files, while the database holds your client’s hard work. If there are two areas to look at protecting, it’s these two.