readme for class_APIKey.php
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There are 3 classes in the set:
Abstract class APIKey
This is the base class that the other classes extend. It has one method, generate(),
which creates a unique API key. It also defines two other methods. Method validate()
test a given API key for validity and returns the name of the person it belongs to, or
throws APIKeyException. Method storeKey() takes the name of a person, calls generate()
to get a new API key, and stores the name:key combination in a place that validate()
This is the concrete class that provides the two abstract methods called for by APIKey.
When validate() cannot associate an API key with a user name it throws APIKeyException.
Extends Exception and provides a message and an HTTP code.
There are 2 demonstration files in hte set:
Script demo_APIKey.php exercises the classes.
Text File demo_APIKey.txt simulates a database or flat file of valid API keys.
Add a method to invalidate an API key.