[development] Can I use an external user DB instead of the original user table in drupal DB?
earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Fri Jun 15 21:20:56 UTC 2007
Quoting Michael Prasuhn <mike at mikeyp.net>:
> On Jun 15, 2007, at 12:51 AM, andy at spiders-lair.com wrote:
>> Think you're missing the point of "API". Use the user_load()
>> function which loads a user, profile and all for your convience. If
>> you want to see the structure returned (and where the profile
>> fileds are) install the devel module which can display this for you.
> Not necessarily, I am working on a site with an integrated CRM
> (stores contacts as a custom CCK type) and the API doesn't seem to be
> able to do what I need, which is: Look up uid for a given node or
> form based on the ability to enter the contact name instead of the
> username, such as the authored by field on a new node.
Have you looked at http://drupal.org/project/openid for a possible solution?
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