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In token based auth systems, a common pattern is to differentiate between short lived tokens and long lived tokens. Short lived tokens are used for all API calls and expire quickly. Long lived tokens are only used for retrieving short lived tokens, and their exposure to other environments is minimized. When a user first logs in, they get a long lived token ...


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You put a cryptographically random, unguessable token on the password reset link that you send to the user's mailbox, and give them a time limit, expiring the link after that time limit has passed. The token insures that it came from the right mailbox. Further Reading Implementing web application self password reset mechanisms properly Forgot Password ...



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