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November 16, 2011

Enhancing Drupal Security

Fun stuff. Here are some notes.

I already plan on using an SSL certificate in conjunction with Secure Pages and Secure Pages Prevent Hijack to encrypt forms I use on the Research Gateway.

A fairly exhaustive page with pointers to security modules.

A nice blog post on 10 security modules yields the following:

Secure Password Hashes - will implement the D7 user password encryption on D6. I need to look into how it cooperates with existing passwords before installing it. It appears version 6.x-2.x of this module will rehash existing passwords. This module creates a new table for storing passwords.

Of course, the Password Module implements this same functionality. It has far fewer users, a better known maintainer and claims a more direct upgrade path the D7. Fuuu. Version 1.x is not a security enhancement. This module doesn't create any new tables which should make the upgrade simpler??

Use Login Security to guard against password guessing and put in place automatic account logging and notification.

Posted by kkwaiser at November 16, 2011 03:39 PM

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