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Laravel’s Amazing Security Features for Your Application

By Lucid Softech IT Solutions | Uncategorized,  02 Jun 2020

Security is the foremost priority on any platform over the internet and any breach in security could spell a disastrous loss of your critical data. Whether you already know about it or not, if you wish to attain robust application security, Laravel is known as the most recommended PHP framework.

But what makes Laravel the most recommended framework and why do Laravel development services always recommend this for your app?

Well, Laravel has some built-in security features which make your application fully secure from any form of breaches and here, let us see what these amazing security features are:

Cross-Site Request Forgery Reduction:

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) refers to an attack on the web application where the end-user is forced to execute undue actions such as fund transfer or change in the email address on the application in which they are authenticated.

However, all thanks to the CSRF Tokens used by Laravel which ensure that no fake requests are generated by third parties and thereby preventing any security vulnerabilities.

 

Upon every request, which comes in the form of an AJAX call, a valid token is created and integrated. While the request is invoked, Laravel compares the saved token to the one that is requested and if these do not match, it becomes an invalid request.

Laravel’s Authentication System:

You can trust the already present, strong user authentication process which makes use of “providers” and “guards” to keep the process secure. While the “guards” are used to authenticate the users after they make a request, the “providers” enable the retrieval of users from the database.

 

If you offer Laravel development services, all you need to do is pay heed to the database, models, and controllers. While the process takes place, the authentication features get built into the application.

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Protection:

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks are a type of injection in which an attacker uses a web application to send malicious code into benign and trusted websites. This is rather a type of injection into the application.

However, while you use Laravel, you can stay safe from this attacking injection.

It offers in-built security support which safeguards the code from cross-site attack, and it activates automatically when any such malicious injection enters your application. As a result, you enjoy complete protection without any breaches.

SQL Injection Protection:

No kind of SQL injection can harm your application due to Laravel’s Eloquent ORM which enforces PDO binding. As a result, no client can ever modify the SQL queries’ intent and you stay fully secure.

And though Laravel offers other ways such as raw SQL queries to talk to the databases, Eloquent ORM is perhaps the most popular option and can easily track any kind of SQL injection to prevent any harms.

Cookies Protection:

Are the cookies in your application absolutely secure? Do not worry when you use Laravel as the framework.

Laravel makes sure that the cookies you use are absolutely secure, but you still need to create and enable the application key or the encryption key.

Other Practices for Security:

  • As much as possible, avoid raw queries since they come with the risk of SQL injection.
  • Use HTTPS if your application contains some sensitive data.
  • You can use the double brace syntax which is a blade template engine to safeguard the display of the data in the variable.
  • You can also use security headers which bring an added layer of protection.

Conclusion:

For the robust application security, Laravel is perhaps the most trusted PHP framework and has lots of in-built security features to keep your application fully secure.

If we missed out on anything, or you have any queries or feedback, do write to us in the comment section.

 

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