As the article stop using localstorage states, local storage on the browser is not security. It is subject to cross-site scripting attack, and the information can be retrieved by anyone who has access to the browser physically.
If you need to store sensitive data, you should always use a server-side session. Here’s how to do it:
When a user logs into your website, create a session identifier for them and store it in a cryptographically signed cookie. If you’re using a web framework, look up “how to create a user session using cookies” and follow that guide.
Make sure that whatever cookie library your web framework uses is setting the httpOnly cookie flag. This flag makes it impossible for a browser to read any cookies, which is required in order to safely use server-side sessions with cookies. Read Jeff Atwood’s article for more information. He’s the man.
Make sure that your cookie library also sets the SameSite=strict cookie flag (to prevent CSRF attacks), as well as the secure=true flag (to ensure cookies can only be set over an encrypted connection).
Each time a user makes a request to your site, use their session ID (extracted from the cookie they send to you) to retrieve their account details from either a database or a cache (depending on how large your website is)
Once you have the user’s account info pulled up and verified, feel free to pull any associated sensitive data along with it
This pattern is simple, straightforward, and most importantly: secure. And yes, you can most definitely scale up a large website using this pattern when using light-session-4j which is a distributed session backed by in-memory data grid.