[development] Generic Authentication Bridging

Chris Johnson chris at tinpixel.com
Sat Apr 15 16:19:27 UTC 2006

naudefj wrote:
> Hi Gary,
> Before you start, please see if you cannot use (or extend) the "SQL  
> Authentication" module - http://drupal.org/node/50946
> Best regards.
> Frank

I've just reviewed Bèr Kessels' sql_auth.module, and it looks like it can 
handle many use cases of authentication from external sources.  Thanks for 
pointing it out.

It would still be nice to be able to specify the hash algorithm used in 
Drupal's own users table, perhaps even in a manner similar to how Bèr allows 
it for external tables in this module.

One of the biggest challenges, it seems, is simply learning what is available 
out there and what the capabilities and limitations are for all those contrib 
modules.  There's just so many of them, it's tough to be familiar with them 
all.  This is a good problem to have, one might say.


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