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Postby apsc » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:53 pm

I am working on an application portal that will store my user names and passwords. So the next time I wanna access any application, I'll just have to log in once to my portal and the portal will access the user's "password database" to retrieve the user name and password for the respective selected applications.

Therefore, I will need to do modifications onto the login procedure of the OJS. I will first be sending token variables when accessing the url site of OJS. But with the structure which OJS is built on which the first page is index.html, I am wondering if there's a way or files to be modified in certain procedures that will support this kinda express login

e.g. URL: http://www.bossard.com.sg/OJS?user=apsc?passwd=1234
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Postby asmecher » Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:13 pm

Hi apsc,

There are potential security problems with this approach; however, if you use http://www.my-ojs-server.com/index.php/index/login/signIn?username=my_username&password=my_password you should be able to achieve the sort of thing you're looking for. For a more integrated approach, OJS supports authentication plugins; see classes/plugins/AuthPlugin.inc.php and, for an example, plugins/auth/ldap/* (this is an LDAP authentication plugin).

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Postby apsc » Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:29 am

The express reply worked smoothly, furthermore because of processing by php, the username/passwords are not displayed onto the address bar which made it even better.

So is it possible instead with the header and side bar loaded. is there a specific URL of the "frame" that displays the main content exculding the header and side bars. Or I'll have to do editing onto the codes to remove the header n side bars ?

Is there any direct link to the main body frame instead? thanks!
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Postby asmecher » Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:04 am

Hi apsc,

The sidebar etc. aren't frames, they're divs, and thus are all in the same HTML page as served by PHP; You'll need to modify the templates (e.g. templates/common/header.tpl).

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Postby apsc » Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:16 pm

Actually I am considering amending the <DIV> tags into frames instead. I understand upon accessing index.php, initializations and page calls will be executed.

I am wondering where are the codes which specify the header.tpl to be called upon? Then I can alter the header.tpl into 3 sections.
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Postby apsc » Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:49 pm

As of now, I am trying to use iframes to slot OJS into my portal page. But with the username/password tagged URL, it seems that php cannot synchronize with the C# nature or iframe is able to retrieve the
?username=admin&password=password information tags.

is there anyway to go around the issue?
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Postby asmecher » Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:57 pm

Hi apsc,

Each iframes is retrieved with a different request to the web server -- for example, if you separate your sidebar and header into two iframes, your browser will have three separate requests to the server for the main page, sidebar, and header. Passing parameters properly between these iframes is a non-trivial task, particularly when you run into forms. I'd suggest using a different approach.

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