Switching the vBulletin user database

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  • Ecksta C
    New Member
    • Oct 2005
    • 3
    • 3.5.x

    Switching the vBulletin user database

    Hi all,

    I'm currently looking at a couple of discussion boards on behalf of my company. Basically we're looking to add discussion boards functionality to our existing websites.

    I've recommended VB because i've used it a fair bit on my personal sites before.

    I've always based my user database on the vb_user table - sensible for a site which doesn't have any users to begin with.

    However, my company has several thousand users already stored in a database, off which multiple sites run, so changing the database that users' details are stored in to VB is out of the question (all of the other sites would have to have their SQL rewritten).

    What I really want to do is have VB use our 'One Database' for authentication and also perform password updates and other specified profile fields on it.

    The obvious problem is that VB has hardcoded SQL statements that reference the vb_user table...

    Has anybody ever been in the same situation? I haven't thought it through a great deal yet as I'm hoping somebody else has already gone this process.

    Any theories/ideas are appreciated!
  • Steve Machol
    Former Customer Support Manager
    • Jul 2000
    • 154488

    Integrating vBulletin with a non-vB member system would require a rather extensive modification of the code. Of course, we cannot provide official support for code modifications. What most people do is modify their current system to use the vB member system.

    Either way the place for help with this would be over at the mod site: http://www.vbulletin.org
    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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