[pmwiki-users] Integrating AuthUser into existing site
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Mon Oct 17 03:10:09 CDT 2005
On Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 01:06:49AM -0700, Wesley Tanaka wrote:
> > How is authentication currently being performed on the rest of your
> > site?
> There's a heavily modified phpbb table which contains salted MD5 hashed
> passwords. Upon entering the correct password, $_SESSION is used to store the
> user's information. So it's easy to pull out the username of the currently
> logged in user as a variable.
> > If $loggedinusername is already initialized to the correct username,
> > then yes, this will do it. However, you can also do simply
> > $AuthId = $loggedinusername;
> > and it doesn't require loading in scripts/authuser.php.
> Is this (setting AuthId) the recommended procedure?
Yes. The Authenticate() function in authuser.php just sets a
$_SESSION variable as well as setting $AuthId; since you already
have the authentication information in $_SESSION, you only need to
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