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Full Site Integration

Post by swaymedia » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:10 pm

Hi, im sure this is easy but I dont know where to start and iv tried to look around on the forum
  • how do i use the forums session data to authenticate users on the rest of my website?
  • and how do I allow users to login and make them stay in the index.php, not directing them to the forum?
  • how do I display the users name outside the forum, onto my root index.php?
  • is it possible to add fields on the users database, like trivial things specific to the rest of the site?
A reference to what im trying to get at is how sitepoint has intergrated and used there forums user authentication with the rest of the website, full intergrating it.[/

Thanks for any help & phpBB3 is great product
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Re: Full Site Integration

Post by swaymedia » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:27 pm

there must be a way, iv seen it done a 100 times with vBulletin? :cry:

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Re: Full Site Integration

Post by darcie » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:40 pm

Please keep in mind that we have a six hour bump rule. All users and team members are volunteers, and patience is a virtue. :)

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Re: Full Site Integration

Post by swaymedia » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:51 pm

sorry dude

EDIT: F'k i didnt mean to bump it again.. I need some redbull

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Re: Full Site Integration

Post by ..::Frans::.. » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:59 pm

swaymedia wrote:Hi, im sure this is easy but I dont know where to start and iv tried to look around on the forum
  • how do i use the forums session data to authenticate users on the rest of my website?
  • and how do I allow users to login and make them stay in the index.php, not directing them to the forum?
  • how do I display the users name outside the forum, onto my root index.php?
  • is it possible to add fields on the users database, like trivial things specific to the rest of the site?
A reference to what im trying to get at is how sitepoint has intergrated and used there forums user authentication with the rest of the website, full intergrating it.[/

Thanks for any help & phpBB3 is great product
You mean something like:

http://www.startrekguide.com/community/ ... =integrate


Look around there to get all the other questions answered...;)
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Re: Full Site Integration

Post by Noxwizard » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:09 pm

That's more if you want to design a site around the phpBB system, and not just tie two existing systems together.

To use the phpBB sessions, you'll need this code at the top of your file:

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define('IN_PHPBB', true);
$phpbb_root_path = './';
$phpEx = substr(strrchr(__FILE__, '.'), 1);
include($phpbb_root_path . 'common.' . $phpEx);

// Start session management
$user->session_begin();
$auth->acl($user->data);
$user->setup(); 
To see if a user is logged in:

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if($user->data['is_registered'])
     //user is logged in
else
     //user is not logged in  
For the login redirection, you'll probably need to add a hidden input with the redirect path.

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<input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="index.php">
So a login form would look like this:

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Please log in:<br />
<form method="POST" action="./ucp.php?mode=login">
<p>Username: <input type="text" name="username" size="40"><br />
Password: <input type="password" name="password" size="40"><br />
Remember Me?: <input type="checkbox" name="autologin"><br />
<input type="submit" value="Submit" name="login"></p>
<input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="index.php">
</form>
To show the user's name:

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echo "Welcome back " . $user->data['username']; 
You can add custom profile fields through the Users and Groups tab in the admin panel.
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Re: Full Site Integration

Post by swaymedia » Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:27 am

hey man, your a genious, and I think once someone brings out a official guide to how to fully incorpate phpBB3 to a site. It'll be revolutionary. If I get all of this done, Ill probably write that guide and host it on my site.

anyway
  • how do I log out, from my index.php (outside the forum)
  • I meant adding fields on the database, becuase my site requires that the users have "credits" and each contest they win there credit field should increment by one. I didnt mean the profile field thing. Like would thing muck up if I add a new field on the users mysql table
  • is there like a list of all the functions/scripts in the forum such as log-out, etc?

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Re: Full Site Integration

Post by Noxwizard » Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:29 am

For a logout link:

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echo '<a href="' . append_sid("{$phpbb_root_path}ucp.$phpEx", 'mode=logout', true, $user->session_id). '">Log out</a>'; 
You can add fields to the database if you want, it won't affect phpBB, it only uses what it needs.

I don't think there's such a list, as it would be quite long.
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Re: Full Site Integration

Post by Glenn I » Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:57 pm

Noxwizard wrote: To show the user's name:

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echo "Welcome back " . $user->data['username'];   
I tried to add this to a sidebar to say "welcome back *username here*" but it won't work. What is the code to have the user's name show?

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Re: Full Site Integration

Post by Noxwizard » Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:55 pm

Did you include this in your file?

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define('IN_PHPBB', true);
$phpbb_root_path = './';
$phpEx = substr(strrchr(__FILE__, '.'), 1);
include($phpbb_root_path . 'common.' . $phpEx);

// Start session management
$user->session_begin();
$auth->acl($user->data);
$user->setup();  
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Re: Full Site Integration

Post by Glenn I » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:16 pm

Noxwizard wrote:Did you include this in your file?

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define('IN_PHPBB', true);
$phpbb_root_path = './';
$phpEx = substr(strrchr(__FILE__, '.'), 1);
include($phpbb_root_path . 'common.' . $phpEx);

// Start session management
$user->session_begin();
$auth->acl($user->data);
$user->setup();   
No, what file does that go in?

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Re: Full Site Integration

Post by Darkelarious » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:23 pm

swaymedia wrote:sorry dude

EDIT: F'k i didnt mean to bump it again.. I need some redbull
Just for your information, darcie is female. ;)
Glenn I wrote:
Noxwizard wrote:Did you include this in your file?

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define('IN_PHPBB', true);
$phpbb_root_path = './';
$phpEx = substr(strrchr(__FILE__, '.'), 1);
include($phpbb_root_path . 'common.' . $phpEx);

// Start session management
$user->session_begin();
$auth->acl($user->data);
$user->setup();    
No, what file does that go in?
In the new php file you have created, then it uses the database and connects to phpbb

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Re: Full Site Integration

Post by goethe » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:33 pm

How would you make the Logout and Login replace eachother when the user is logged in or out?
This is the same thing that I am interested in, thanks for starting this topic!
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Re: Full Site Integration

Post by Glenn I » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:06 pm

It's actually going into a html file in a right handside sidebar.

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Re: Full Site Integration

Post by eruckus » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:00 pm

alright, this is EXACTLY what im looking for...so i wrote this simple script to tell me if im logged in or not:

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<?php
define('IN_PHPBB', true);
$phpbb_root_path = './forums/';
$phpEx = substr(strrchr(__FILE__, '.'), 1);
include($phpbb_root_path . 'common.' . $phpEx);

// Start session management
$user->session_begin();
$auth->acl($user->data);
$user->setup();

if($user->data['is_registered']){
   echo "logged in!";
}
else{
   echo "not logged in!";
}

?>

<html><body>

<a href="./forums/">to the forum!</a>

</body></html>
this script (ill call it tester.php from here on in) is located in my root directory, just outside of my forums directory. from what i've read in this thread this should work, but whenever i log in at my forum and then visit tester.php it says im not logged in. then when i go right back to the forum im not logged in there either.

i have also tried this script in my forum directory with no luck. and yes, i correctly changed php root path as well. can anyone tell me why am i getting logged out when i visit tester.php? what am i doing wrong?

many, MANY thanks in advance! :D :D
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