Big help needed Need to integrate Joomla site with Ruby on Rails site running on different servers


Topic: Big help needed… Integrating Joomla site With Ruby on rails web
app.Hi guys,
I have created a webisite as an internal product of our company where
users login and do some stuff. It was done using XAMPP stack with Joomla
CMS. It was hosted using window server2003. Its running fine.
We have another webproduct done using (Ruby on Rails ) which is running
on linuxserver. Now the task is to integrate these two webproducts so
that they run synchronously. I am very new to Rails…


  1. The two products are running in different servers ( windows
    server2003 and linux )
  2. Both these products have different database tables and different
    authentication mechanisms.

1.Have to integrate these two products and make them resemble as a
single product.
2.Integration of database tables.
eg: The work flow is from first web application to the second web
application. Suppose if the user is logged in the first webapplication
and clicks on the link to the second webapplication, the user has to be
automatically logged in the second webapplication.
and when ever a user is registered in the first webapplication , it
should reflect in the second web application.
ie., The authentication process (especially user database) needs to be
synchronized between the two web application.

A BIG HELP NEEDED TO SOLVE THIS ISSUE… Time is very less… pl do

Thank you…



I’m facing a similar issue because I’d like to create a heroku app to
user registrations and other related functions in a well managed, secure
and would like to use a CMS like Joomla to serve as a content related

I have to integrate Joomla with a Heroku rails app. Options so far:

  1. include Heroku app in a Joomla iframe content.
    Challanges: how to login into Joomla when user logs in to Heroku app

  2. build a Joomla extension which somehow communicates with my Heroku
    app’s services
    Challanges: Joomla extension development could be hard (never did that,
    only see basic
    tutorials which looks to me little bit hard to start)

  3. ?

Anyone ever did something like this?