Secure Web Form

PHP coding This client needed a form to collect sensitive data on his website. Since sending data over email is never secure, I suggested the following solution:

  • Purchase a secure certificate so when data is sent over the internet it would be encrypted.
  • Send an email notification to the client that a new form has been submitted. Only very general data was included in the email. Date, name…
  • Sensitive data was stored encrypted in the database.
  • A password protected tool was built to view the data on the secure url. If it was accessed on the regular url, code automatically redirected them to the SSL version.
  • The tool decrypted the data in the database and displayed it in a printable format.
  • Once the data was printed, the client then deleted the record from the database.