[wp-hackers] Single Sign-on

Jason Webster jason at intraffic.net
Tue Mar 3 00:26:05 GMT 2009

This would actually be relatively simple.

Wordpress uses a cookie only authorization scheme, so, upon authentication, the external app would 
just have to set the proper cookie, and you'd be good to go.

A good starting point would be looking at the wp_set_auth_cooke()/wp_clear_auth_cookie() functions 
and the methods that they use.

On 02/03/2009 2:36 PM, Joel Fisher wrote:
> I have an existing PHP-based web app (non-wordpress) that is going to
> be handling authentication (user login, etc.). I want to use that same
> authentication system
> to carry into the /blog (wordpress powered).
> Is this possible?
> I've googled, but haven't found a lot of good examples of doing this.
> Any links / guidance / etc. would be welcomed.
> I am not the developer of the existing PHP-based app, but I have been
> in touch with the developer and he is flexible in making things work
> the way I need them to
> play friendly with wordpress.
> Thanks in advance.
> joel.fisher
> http://www.linkedin.com/in/jfisher
> www.twitter.com/joelmoney
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