Authentication with external server (Active Directory)

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archmage
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Authentication with external server (Active Directory)

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I am not sure if i already posted this or not.. and i have searched around for it.. and don't see any answers. (search no work yet :( )

Will i be able to set authentication up based on already logged in credentials to automatically create a profile for a user and then from then on.. they can use the boards from authenticating with my Ldap server (MS Active Directory). Their phpbb profile will always be mapped to their username they already logged in with via IIS.

Just wondering...

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Re: Authentication with external server (Active Directory)

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The ACP Gallery does not show it, but this feature does indeed exist, and they have support for 3 (4?) external authentication services.
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Re: Authentication with external server (Active Directory)

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yeah !!! i saw that "authentication" in the admin menu in the gallery.. but couldn't see anything past that :(

I'm torn between using phpBB for my company or using the ASP.NET forums that has their 2.0 coming out within the next month. I already use phpBB for some fun personal stuff.. and for friends that want a board.. anyways. getting off track..

Anyone have an idea what is in the new "authentication" menu in admin?
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Re: Authentication with external server (Active Directory)

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I'm not aware to what extent it works, but the authentication system is done using plugins. So, theorectically, if you were ablet to develop an active directory plugin, it should work fine. :)
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Re: Authentication with external server

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Does anyone have any documentation or info on this? This is exactly what I'm looking for.
I'd very much like to develop a plugin to authenticate against my current user base.
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Re: Authentication with external server (Active Directory)

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I'm not sure if this is what your after, but the 2.2 Authenticaion system has been applied to 2.0.8

It can be found in the contrib folder of 2.0.8 and you simply need to copy the files into the main phpbb folder.
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DoD wrote:I'm not sure if this is what your after, but the 2.2 Authenticaion system has been applied to 2.0.8

It can be found in the contrib folder of 2.0.8 and you simply need to copy the files into the main phpbb folder.
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Re: Authentication with external server (Active Directory)

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However if AD supports LDAP, which I think it does, then there is already a basic LDAP authentication module included in CVS - I don't know whether it works of course since I have'nt tried it :)
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Re: Authentication with external server (Active Directory)

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archmage wrote:Will i be able to set authentication up based on already logged in credentials to automatically create a profile for a user and then from then on.. they can use the boards from authenticating with my Ldap server (MS Active Directory). Their phpbb profile will always be mapped to their username they already logged in with via IIS.
You would have to write some code to make profiles for phpBB for the users you already have in your Directory. Simplest way would be to duplicate the code in the registration page, modify it and then have the new page retrieve all login information from the LDAP and fill the phpBB users table.

From that point forward, you can keep on using that page to create new profiles whenever you add a new user to your Directory. All you would need to do, is run it through the commandline for example.

Also, I don't know if LDAP auth is functional yet.
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Re: Authentication with external server (Active Directory)

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SHS` wrote:Errm, Visual Confirmation != phpBB2.2.x Session Authenticaton Modules
Like i thought, i dont have a clue what your talking about heh!

Sorry about this :P
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