phpBB - Admin integration CMS

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phpBB - Admin integration CMS

Post by Gherom » Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:50 pm

I created a simple blog CMS and after some time I really didn't see the point of having a user database + creating the whole security from scratch for the blog since I'm using phpBB.

What I want is for the forum administrators to have acces to the blog admin panel.
I read some (old) phpBB topics and what I ended up with is basically this:

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

Check the user privilege:

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<?php if ($auth->acl_gets('a_')): ?>
My question is, is this enough or even recommended ?

LE: Oh, I'm sorry, my bad.
Last edited by Gherom on Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:40 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: phpBB - Admin integration CMS

Post by hanakin » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:02 pm


This is the development forums for the project. Topics posted here are meant for to further progression and development of the project itself. I think you may want to ask your question in the support forums on
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