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  • The problem of logging into vBulletin forums via external application.

    Hello everybody.
    I have a third party application which does the authentication and wants to log the user into a locally installed vBulletin instance at the same time. The only way to log in is via this third party app. This is what I have where $vbpath is the path to the vBulletin installation and $username is the name of the user to log in:

    require_once($vbpath . '/includes/vb5/autoloader.php');
    \vB::getDbAssertor()->delete('session', array('sessionhash' => \vB::getCurrentSession()->get('dbsessionhash')));
    $username = \vB_String::htmlSpecialCharsUni($username);
    $userinfo = \vB::getDbAssertor()->getRow('user', array('username' => $username));
    $auth = array_intersect_key($userinfo, array_flip(['userid', 'lastvisit', 'lastactivity']));
    $loginInfo = \vB_User::processNewLogin($auth);
    at first sight it seems to work but I am wondering: is there anything else that needs to be done to properly log into vBulletin 5? I bypassed the API because it seemed the API requires the password and quickly becomes a mess if I store it in the third party app -- it needs to be encrypted using the third party password obviously and it's just a huge syncing mess which I didn't really need.
    Thank you very much!
    Author: du lich viet
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