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PHP One Time URL: Generate URL that only works one time for the user

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one-time-url 1GNU General Publi...5.0HTTP, PHP 5, Security
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This class can generate URL that only works one time for the user.

It takes a given URL and stores it in session variables.

The class returns an obfuscated URL using a random key generated by the class that is also stored in session variables.

It can also retrieve the URL retrieving its key from the current request URL.

The class removes the URL and keys from the session variables, so the one time URL does not work anymore.

Applications should redirect the user to the real page URL when the user accesses the one time URL page.

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Some applications have the need to hide real URLs of resources that they link from their Web pages, so only users can access those resources.

This class can generate URLs that only work one time for the user that accessed a given page.

It uses sessions to store hidden URLs. Those URLs are associated with a key, so when a user accesses the page using a URL with a given key, he is redirected to the real URL. After that the key becomes invalid, so nobody else can use that key again.

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Plain text file class.otu.php Class Main class
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