Rotsblok wrote:Dont want to use to much of joomlas features tbh. Im happy if only the ACP is accesible from the backend of joomla.
I don't really see the added benefit there... My main concern would be that I want my site to be more than just a forum, and Joomla is a great vehicle for that. The more phpBB can integrate, from a visitor's point of view, with Joomla, the better. I'm think phpBB as a Joomla component (like I said) so the templating can be minimal and stuff like page header and footer, banners, etc. can be handled through Joomla. I'm thinking a plugin (mambot) to add commenting to Joomla articles, that transparently creates a topic on the forum to go with the article, forms a link to the topic and lists how many comments there are on the article. To be honest, recreating the phpBB backend in Joomla would be the least of my worries, I'd be happy with a link that takes me to the normal phpBB ACP.
I have been wondering if you can use the authentication plugin (the DB one not apache or LDAP) for logging etc but im not sure what it does or how it has to be setup
I think session integration will indeed become pretty straightforward, like Naderman said. I do expect it would require a custom authentication module, though; it would basically need to "authenticate" against a potentially existing Joomla session, if not present create a Joomla session, etc. There's stuff to be done, it won't be possible to use the existing auth modules, but I expect it to be clean and straightforward thanks to the PAM-acrchitecture.