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    Everybody told good about VB, but I've the problem of an extenal authentication.
    I've allready read the previous articles about the same problem, but no answer satisfy me. I'm a programmer (PHP), so develop new lines is not a problem.

    The requirement
    - add a forum to the main site
    - minimum/no modification to forum SW

    The goal:
    - disable login form
    - If "my allready authenticated user" reach the forum the first time, a new "forum's user" will automagically created and set authenticated by the forum
    - If "my allready authenticated user" reach the forum the n-th time, will automagically set authenticated by the forum.

    The idea
    - create a "simple" PHP on forum web that make all the job, set the cookie and redirect to the VB's "index.php"
    - put a link to ".../simple.php" on main site

    The question:
    - is there any API/documentation/library/class to create a new user?
    - is there any API/documentation/library/class to log-in a user (AKA create a new session on DB and send a cookie to the browser)?

    Last edited by Vaga; Fri 30 Sep '05, 10:49am. Reason: syntax error

  • #2
    There is nothing simple about synchronizing vBulletin's login/session/cookie system with an existing authentication system.

    However if you are willing to write your script and use vBulletin's authentication, it's really very easy.

    I believe there are now built-in systems in vB 3.5 which let you create a user.


    • #3
      Has anybody found any solution on this issue? vB seem to have an API for creating new users but how do I solve the log-in process? Any ideas about how to write the API/script for this purpouse?



      • #4
        It is possible to use he plugin system for external authentication.

        For asistence on this, please ask at
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