[pmwiki-users] allowing existing vbulletin users to edit a pmwiki powered wiki

Crisses crisses at kinhost.org
Thu Sep 28 21:30:12 CDT 2006

On Sep 28, 2006, at 7:12 PM, Ben Wilson wrote:

> I believe AuthUserDbase (or XesAuthUserDbase) will allow you to use
> the vBulletin board user table. I finally got AuthUserDbase to work
> (still need to publish the code), after allowing it to sit tantalizing
> for a few months. In the interim, Xes co-opted the code, fixed it and
> improved on it.

I would not recommend XesAuthUserDbase for a "single sign-on"  
scenario.  It's intended for stand-alone use... unless you want users  
to be able to change their passwords and get password reminders from  
the wiki instead of (or in addition to) vbulletin.  I also require  
extra SQL fields to hold email address, validation code and  
validation status.

In a situation where another program controls the sign-on data, I  
think the original AuthUserDbase is the safe bet.

I will be working with Ben at some point to consolidate the recipes  
in the future.  At that point there may be a switch, I guess, for  
stand-alone vs. borrowing authentication from an external application.


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