Zend Framework comes with interesting and useful components when it comes to authentication and authorization of users. Zend_Auth is one such component whose task is to handle authentication.
I made a little screencast on topic of Zend_Auth database table authentication. Screencast is video only, plus some visual pointers, no audio. Hope some of you find it useful as starting point.
I had to slice video onto two parts since YouTube as limit on 10 minute per video.
Zend_Auth Database Table Authentication part 1
Zend_Auth Database Table Authentication part 2
Note: Please consult the official Zend Framework API documentation for detailed overview of Zend_Auth and all other componets.