Notable PHP package: Laravel Password History Validation

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Updated on: 2020-04-07

Posted on: 2020-04-07

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One way to make systems more secure is to allow the users to use stronger passwords. This means that among other aspects the user must not use a password that was used in the past.

This package provides a solution that can be used with Laravel based PHP applications to keep track of hashes of the user passwords that were used over time.

So when he changes a password, the system is able to check if the password was used before. At the same time this package will not disclose previous passwords as it only stores hashes of old passwords.

Read this article to learn more details about how this notable PHP package works.

The package Laravel Password History Validation is one of the few PHP packages that was considered notable recently because it does something that is worth paying attention.

The basic purpose is: Prevent users from reusing recently used passwords

Here follows in more detail what it does:

This package can be used to prevent users from reusing recently used passwords.

It can observe events for creating or updating user model objects, so it can track changes in the user password to keep records of hashes of previously used passwords.

The package also provides provides a class that can be used to validate a password form field value by looking at the history of passwords used previously by the current user that may be trying to change his current password.

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