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How does csrf token add security for form submission?


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I know, csrf token is like a random string. Does every form need a csrf token? Does every form need to have a different csrf token or all forms have a same csrf token for one logged in user? When an user logged in, I set $_SESSION['key']=$useremail; is it ok to set email for a logged in session? Do I have to set or add another $_SESSION with csrf token? How does csrf token add security for form submission? After form submission, what would PHP do with the hidden input field or with the csrf token?

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Well, when the user first visit a website the token is generated and stored in sessions then when he/she submits his information in a form the token is sent along with the info. That way it has to be her/him that enter the data from that browser and the only way it can theoretically happen to be another user would be that user would have to use the same browser on that computer.  For more info check out -> https://owasp.org/www-community/attacks/csrf

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