RT Authentication with Joomla (CB)

Hi folks,

We want our clients to register and access specific resources from our
Joomla CMS platform with Community Builder plugin.

It will be great to get the same user and password from the Joomla DB
to auto-validate within RT to access Self Service.

Someone in the list steps into the same request? If so can you share
how this integration can be made?

Many thanks,
Seb.-

Hi,

What you need is to configure ExternalAuth’s DBI module to connect to
Joomla’s DB and use it to auth people. Tricky part here is format of
passwords in Joomla’s DB, details you can find on the following page
http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?t=207689.

ExternalAuth::DBI has very limitted understanding of how passwords are
validated, so it will need a little bit of adjustment.

Actually, I would love to see a patch that adds a config option that
is a function reference. This function is called with password user
entered in the login form and data module fetched from the DB and this
function returns true or false.

Anyway, external auth is good place to start. It can as well fetch
additional info from an external source.

If it doesn’t work for you then you can take a look at
RT::Authen::PAUSE as example of very simple auth module.On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 2:38 AM, sebsua@gmail.com sebsua@gmail.com wrote:

Hi folks,

We want our clients to register and access specific resources from our
Joomla CMS platform with Community Builder plugin.

It will be great to get the same user and password from the Joomla DB
to auto-validate within RT to access Self Service.

Someone in the list steps into the same request? If so can you share
how this integration can be made?

Many thanks,
Seb.-


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