I have an existing site with it's own security system. What I want to do is: Whenever a user logs into our site with the current security tools, they will also automatically be logged into phpBB. I've been pointed to this page (http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article/phpbb2- ... tegration/
) several times while reading the forums here. The first problem is that I'm using phpBB3 and the second is that this talks about sending the user to a login screen. I don't want to send them to a second login screen, I just want to log them in based on the fact that they passed our site's own authentication. I've found lots of examples that come close, but nothing that answers my specific situation. I can't imagine I'm the only one who wants to do this.
I have a similar situation with phpbb2 - i have my own authentication system and I integrated phpbb2 into it. It is working fine and, but yeah, it's a mess. So I am considering upgrading to phpbb3 and was wondering if you would entertain a quick question from me?
I am curious what you are doing to sync up your security systems users with phpbb3's users?
In my v2 system, when a user signs up into my security system, I am inserting a record into phpbb's user table and going from there - all the while making sure the "common fields" (name, location, website, IM's, password, etc..) between the 2 stay in sync.
Kind curious if you came up with anything a little more clever
Thanks for any help!