[wp-hackers] Sharing Users/authentication

Sabin Iacob iacobs at m0n5t3r.info
Sat Aug 25 12:43:49 GMT 2007

Curt Woodard wrote:
> Well, good news! I have used a VIEW to be able to log into WP using
> SMF's user table! :)
> Bad News... I forgot which files I messed with... heh
> Actually, the main part is that I updated wp-config to define a custom
> user table. Then I overrode a lot of the pluggable functions that WP
> has available.
> I'm going to see about getting user updates and registration working now. WEE!
> Here's the SQL if you're interested:
> CREATE VIEW wp_smf_users
> 	a.memberName AS user_login,
> 	a.passwd AS user_pass,
> 	a.usertitle AS user_nicename,
> 	a.emailAddress AS user_email,
> 	a.websiteUrl AS user_url,
> 	FROM_UNIXTIME(a.dateRegistered) AS user_registered,
> 	a.validation_code AS user_activation_key,
> 	a.is_activated AS user_status,
> 	a.realName AS display_name
> FROM smf.smf_members AS a
> I'm considering using the plug-in system to rename the WP users table
> to a backup then replace it with the view... But it'd be nifty if the
> plug-in could have been used to define the user table.
> The user_meta works fine since it's an auxiliary table that holds
> extra stuff... I might see about making that a view as well, but we'll
> have to see about that.
> If I can get this all working so that WP is using the SMF members
> table exclusively with a plug-in and changing 1 file, then I'll be
> sure to press forward and add in some bridge code that will make
> certain that WP uses the SMF cookie as well... if that's at all
> possible.
> Of course, the more I can convert over from SMF to WP, the better.
> I did try to do an update using the view, but it didn't work as I
> figured. I'll have to try the trigger method I guess as Sabin
> suggested.

"instead of" triggers are not supported by mysql yet, so you'll have to 
replace parts of the user management/authentication layer;  take a look 
at wp-includes/pluggable.php and the hooks related to user data editing

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