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What is the best way to submit sensitive data (social security, driver's license, etc.) over the internet. I also need to store it in a database where an administrator could access the info.

I may be looking at either open-source solutions or outsourcing this to a company to limit my liability.

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Last Post by world_weapon
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what you need is a secure server (https://).
it encrypts all data with a 128bit encryption key.
you can go higher in encryption but it costs more.
you will also need a security certificate.
this can be made by a company and needs to be signed by a CA (certificate authority) such as Verisign ($$$) NOT CHEAP. you can buy secure servers at places like godaddy. they have their own security certificates that they will sign for you ($$$).
i have my own secure server on my home computer.
i created all of my certificates with command prompt and signed them with my own CA i created.
this was fairly easy but i don't recommend it.


i can host a script that will process this information for
you and i have my own mysql server where all your data can be stored. just let me know.

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Be sure that the pages processing the information check to make sure they are in a https:// and not standard http:/. Just have this code at the beginning of any page requiring the secure connection.

<?php
if(!$_SERVER[HTTPS]){
$page="https://"$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'].$_SERVER['PHP_SELF'];
header('Location: $page')
}
?>

I think. :P

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