PHP Security Standard

Executive Summary

This document provides the Queen's community, especially PHP developers on campus, with a secure development standard for PHP taken from industry best practices.

The primary goal of this document is to provide step-by-step instructions for PHP developers in order to enable understanding and guidance to develop secure applications through the development process.

It is recommended that readers of this document be familiar with PHP 5.2 or above and have a general familiarity with the technologies involved, such as web servers. 

A special thank you to the Security Community of Practice: PHP Security Standards Group, who take full credit for establishing and compiling this standard for the Queen's community.

We hope that you will find the standard helpful and easy to follow.

Thank you for making our University computing environments secure!


Secure PHP Development Handbook