Modifying authentication behaviour

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Modifying authentication behaviour

Postby selahi » Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:19 am

Dear All,

I want your kind help to modify the basic user authentication behaviour of OJS.

We have a Contact Management System within our organisation based on MsSQL server. We want all our userbase (from journal and other activites) in MsSQL database. Users will use OJS's registration interface to register with the FBA. This interface will be connected to MsSQL server instead of OJS's MySQL DB. Same would be true for Editing profile etc. However, all other details will still be kept in MySQL DB. So, We want OJS to base on two databases MsSQL for users and MySQL for Journal activities (manuscript, journals etc)

Should I be developing a Plugin like Ldap to handle authentication, creation, deletion etc and Loadhandler hook to use this plugin?

What do you say?

Best regards,

Salman Elahi

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Re: Modifying authentication behaviour

Postby asmecher » Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:29 am

Hi Salman,

I'd suggest using an authentication plugin if at all possible -- it'll depend on the exact behavior you want out of the system. If that doesn't work, use a generic plugin. I'm in the process of cleaning the proprietary code out a generic plugin that was used by one client to authenticate against a legacy system; while its scope was more limited than you probably had in mind (it was just used to bypass subscription checks), perhaps it will help.

Alec Smecher
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