Understanding and Sharing Rails Sessions
In September 2014, I gave this talk at Baruco in Barcelona, Spain. The talk focuses on:
- how session authentication works in Ruby on Rails,
- the crypto used to protect the data,
- the security implications and
- how to share the session with applications written in other languages than Ruby (with an example in Go).
To illustrate this pretty dry topic, I told the story of Alice and Bob, two entrepreneurs building a succesful web application and facing some serious challenges.