[wp-hackers] Single sign-on with Wordpress & Mediawiki

Sneaks 0vcqn5q02 at sneakemail.com
Fri Oct 26 19:35:02 GMT 2007

OpenID and LDAP would still require a user to login to each system (WP 
and Mediawiki). And Integrating two databases is pretty easy.

I'm trying to get something different-- one actual login to start a 
session in both systems. one logout to stop the session in both systems. 
I'd need to read and/or set cookies for this.

> Yeah that's the biggest problem with LDAP - the code I've seen is all
> home-brew... but nothing too complicated (especially if your using something
> that is easy to integrate with the shell/OS like either Perl for scripting
> or ISAPI for libraries).
> That's another benefit of OpenID, IMHO: there are enough free libraries out
> there in almost all languages if you'd like to host your own OpenID
> authentication server. Plus, OpenID can be invisible with people logging in
> to it not even knowing they're using an OpenID implementation in the first
> place if you host your own.
> On 10/26/07, Stephane Daury <wordpress at tekartist.org> wrote:
>> On Oct 26, 2007, at 10:25, Computer Guru wrote:
>>> On 10/26/07, Stephane Daury <wordpress at tekartist.org> wrote:
>>>> Depending on the type of community you are serving, you could also
>>>> consider doing it *the right way* and use OpenID or LDAP, which both
>>>> projects support with the appropriate plugins.
>>>> That's only really viable if you have a closed community, not the
>>>> general public, but I thought I'd mention it.
>>> How is that? I know some huge (top 50) sites that run their entire
>>> database
>>> under an LDAP implementation, open to the public...
>> That's very cool to know actually.
>> I was just putting the reserve because it might have been seen as too
>> elaborate of a solution for a small to medium site, since it would
>> also then involve having to setup an integrated registration
>> solution. Not impossible by any means, but I'm just not aware of
>> anything automated.
>> S.

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