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

Sneaks 0vcqn5q02 at sneakemail.com
Mon Oct 29 21:18:28 GMT 2007

does bbPress share auth that easily? or just user tables?

how about an open-source, WP-suite of auth sharing plugins for commonly 
bundled software?

1. mediawiki
2. bbPress
3. ??

i'll host SVN and a website if anyone wants to do this.

Callum Macdonald lists.automattic.com-at-callum-macdonald.com 
|wordpress| wrote:
> Integrating WordPress and MediaWiki should be relatively simple.
> MediaWiki relies on a couple of cookies being set, one of them contains 
> a "key" that's set in the MW user table. So on WP login, you need to 
> update the "key", set the cookies, and you should be off. I know it's 
> that easy with WordPress.
> If you can use bbPress for the forum, you'll have all three from one 
> login in a snap (I reckon less than an hours work and probably 40 lines 
> of code).
> Cheers - Callum.
> Jan Bucher wrote:
>> I am working on exactly the same Setup (Vanilla, MW, WP). Until now i
>> did not care about cookies, so no help there. But a good thought:
>> Vanilla has the most extensive User-System, because of the
>> Group-System (you can actually create your own roles/groups). I needed
>> that, so my starting point had to be vanilla ..
>> You can now very easily hook the vanilla authentication into MW, using
>> the following 'plugin' (which by the way is not really a plugin, just
>> a howto sold as plugin):
>> http://lussumo.com/addons/index.php?PostBackAction=AddOn&AddOnID=130
>> If you don't plan to use the extra-features, try bbpress. Seems to be
>> more reliable and the installation process is a lot easier than
>> vanilla.
>> And if you find a good soluton ... let us know .. ;)
>> Jan

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