[development] shared database solutions

Bèr Kessels ber at webschuur.com
Mon May 29 20:31:38 UTC 2006

Op maandag 29 mei 2006 18:43, schreef John Joseph Bachir:
> My dream is to come up with a sustainable solution for sharing a user
> database between Lyceum, Drupal, and MediaWiki. What are folks using these
> days? LDAP? XMLRPC? Hacky custom backend scripts?

I would advice you to go for some form of a pluggable or modular 
authentication system. This would not store all the details, but would at 
least allow people to develop additional authentication "components". 

What Drupal has, is a hook (PHP function), that gets called when people try to 
authenticate (not all details are worked out as good, but its concept is 

In the mean time you might want to look at some of Drupals authentication 
modules: http://drupal.org/project/Modules/category/74

If you are intersted in Drupal authentication, you might find some info here: 

On a more personal note (because I'm the developer :) ) you might want to look 
at http://drupal.org/node/50946 SQL authentication: A Drupal module that 
allows you to authenticate against any SQL table with user information. 


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