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Why customized authentication?
By: teemu.rytkonen
Rank: Starfleet Ensign
Postings: 1
From: Unknown
Posted: Sat, 14 April, 2012 - 07:36 AM

I am trying to integrate this forum as part of another web2py application and have been looking the possibility of doing a single sign on mechanism for the service. I have understood that others users of pyForum have similar interests, either via plugin or by other means like CAS, which looks most promising to me.

So the main question, why is the authentication customized in the way it is in PyForum? The web2py auth module and database offers exactly the same functionality! So if that would be directly used then using such things as CAS would be really simple, whereas now it is impossible :(

I am trying to replace the CustomAuthentication with the normal Auth and databases, but to me it looks like a lot of work..

By: alvinru
Rank: Starfleet Ensign
Postings: 3
From: Russia
Posted: Tue, 11 February, 2014 - 11:02 AM

I'm also interested in using CAS for authentication in PyForum.

Teemu, have you managed to replace CustomAuthentication with the normal Auth?
By: web2py_user
Rank: Starfleet Ensign
Postings: 1
Posted: Sun, 30 November, 2014 - 06:31 AM

I'd also like to know why custom authentication was chosen? Has anyone figured out a way to get this py-forum's auth model to work with web2py's default?exclaim
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