Credential Management Course

This course describes how poor credential management can make an application vulnerable to attack, how it can be exploited and how to manage credentials properly.

1 hour, 1 minute

Course description

The concept of using passwords for authentication is widespread and probably not going away anytime soon. This course demonstrates what to do and what not to do when managing user credentials, including case studies, samples of vulnerable code and suggestions for managing user credentials in a secure fashion.


Credential Management Demo

Video - 00:08:00

This video demonstrates exploitation of poor credential management.
Credential Management Mitigations

Video - 00:14:00

This video describes how to securely manage credentials.
Credential Management Case Study

Video - 00:05:00

This video describes a case study of an application that failed to manage credentials properly.
Credential Management Exploitation

Video - 00:08:00

This video describes how poor credential management can be exploited by an attacker.
Poor Credential Management

Video - 00:17:00

This video describes how poor credential management can make an application vulnerable to attack.
Introduction to Credentials

Video - 00:07:00

This video covers the fundamentals of how credentials are used for authentication and authorization.
Introduction to Credential Management

Video - 00:02:00

This video provides an introduction to the credential management course.

Meet the author

Howard Poston

Howard Poston is a copywriter, author, and course developer with experience in cybersecurity and blockchain security, cryptography, and malware analysis. He has an MS in Cyber Operations, a decade of experience in cybersecurity, and over five years of experience as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He is also the creator of over a dozen cybersecurity courses, has authored two books, and has spoken at numerous cybersecurity conferences. He can be reached by email at or via his website at

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