[Mediawiki-l] Single-Login with Woltlab Burbing Board (Wbb)?

Jan 2036 at gmx.de
Tue Aug 14 18:51:34 UTC 2007


Thanks, Rob.

Wbb is closed software (like vBulletin, and some others) ... but I will try to 
learn more about AuthPlugin (up to now, I thought, AuthPlugin is be only 
designed for LDAP).

Thanks,
Jan


> On 12/08/07, Jan <2036 at gmx.de> wrote:
>> Is there any possibility to use registered user-accounts from the WBB in a
>> Mediawiki-installation?
> 
> MediaWiki can be set up to use an "authentication plugin" (which is a
> class implementing the AuthPlugin abstract, see
> includes/AuthPlugin.php) to authenticate users with external
> databases. A classic example of this is the excellent LDAP
> Authentication extension by Ryan Lane.
> 
> In general, if you know how your bulletin board software treats
> passwords before storing them in the database (if you have access to
> source code, this is obviously straightforward, provided you can work
> out where to look), then the whole process is not difficult once
> you're familiar with the nuances of AuthPlugin itself.
> 
> 
> Rob Church
> 
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