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external authentication [message #3187] Thu, 13 June 2002 08:36 Go to next message
zbyy is currently offline  zbyy   Poland
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Has anyone tried to integrate the forum with some website with an established authentication mechamism?
Re: external authentication [message #3193 is a reply to message #3187] Thu, 13 June 2002 12:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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zbyy wrote on Thu, 13 June 2002 08:36

Has anyone tried to integrate the forum with some website with an established authentication mechamism?


Not that I know off, but it shouldn't be to difficult.


cc intelligence.c -o intelligence
$ ./intelligence
Segmentation fault
Re: external authentication [message #3448 is a reply to message #3187] Sun, 23 June 2002 14:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I tried it last night and one problem you might have initially would be the setup script failing because it can't check it's URL because it is password protected.

It just keeps failing because of this error on one of the early steps.

If you have FUD in a directory below a password protected directory you can put a .htaccess file in the FUD directory until you get it set up with this and it should work:

Allow from all
Satisfy any

If it doesn't work you might have to check your httpd.conf Apache file and make sure you have this in the directory or the directories above so it will recognize the .htaccess file:

AllowOverride All

As soon as it gets done installing remove the .htaccess file.

Also you will then have to modify the FUD authentication system which I haven't done yet. I'm running Auth_MySQL so I'm going to end up hacking the FUD authentication system to use the current username got via getenv(REMOTE_USER); and possibly pull some information I currently have in the modified Auth_MySQL database that included their email address and such and put it in the FUD database.

Eventually I might just use the FUD database as the Auth_MySQL database so I wouldn't have two different ones to deal with.

Re: external authentication [message #13428 is a reply to message #3448] Fri, 10 October 2003 11:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Have you had any luck doing this yet? We're about to head down the same path; we have openldap running authentication for numerous things, and we just want to integrate it into fudforums. It doesn't seem like such a difficult task, but then we always say that before starting a project... Very Happy
Re: external authentication [message #13465 is a reply to message #13428] Mon, 13 October 2003 21:46 Go to previous message
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I've done dosens of commercial projects where FUDforum's auth system was modified to work for an entire site or to use some other mechanism such as ldap, apache authentication, etc... So, it is possible and not terribly difficult to do.

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