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    Hello all,

    I have what are probably basic questions but after search several times in this forum I can't seem to piece it all together.

    I am planning to make a unified login/registration on my site that is tied to my board. I've been reading a lot on about the best ways to accomplish this. Seems like it will be tricky but I plan to let my site handle all the the login/reg/user functions and just push the info to vBulletin.

    But this will be a phased approach. That is the login/reg will be in place on my site some time before I'm ready to launch my vBulletin forums. So what I plan on doing is using Impex to import username, emails and passwords via csv once the board is ready so that anyone who is already a member on my site will automatically be able to use the forum. I don't see instructions for the CSV import in the online documentation for Impex. Where should I be looking?

    Also, I've been reading some threads on here about passwords not working after import and it has me quite concerned. I want to set up my user database in a way that is most compatible with vBull so that I won't run into this problem. That being said, what hash method should I be using to store passwords in my database that will still work in the vBull database. I was planning on using MD5. Will that work? I really really really don't want to have to send out a mass e-mail at the end of all this asking users to reset their password because it will be a nightmare trying to sync up the two databases again to make sure unified login still works.

    Steve? Anyone?

    Any recommendations appreciated.

  • #2

    Does anyone here have any answers???


    • #3
      This is really a question for We don't support custom coding and code modifications here.
      Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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      • #4
        If you include global.php into your own custom php files you can use the $navbar, which will have the register link and the login form.

        Then update your custom code to use the vb's user table. Check out our API for details and our manual.


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