Integrating RForum with app using acts_as_authenticated


#1

I have have a small app based on an existing user system
(acts_as_authenticated) and I’d like to add the RForum functionality but
without requiring the user’s to register/login in twice.

I’m wondering what approaches people have used for this (if any?),
should I try and:

a) migrate my apps user system to the RForum one

b) reconfigure RForum to use a different table than user’s for its
accounts and copy the data over when a customer makes changes

c) be looking to run then both as completley different apps using
different databases (how would that work with sessions?)

Any ideas or suggestions appreciated

Erik


#2

Erik wrote:

I have have a small app based on an existing user system
(acts_as_authenticated) and I’d like to add the RForum functionality but
without requiring the user’s to register/login in twice.

I’m wondering what approaches people have used for this (if any?),
should I try and:

a) migrate my apps user system to the RForum one

b) reconfigure RForum to use a different table than user’s for its
accounts and copy the data over when a customer makes changes

c) be looking to run then both as completley different apps using
different databases (how would that work with sessions?)

Any ideas or suggestions appreciated

Erik

Hello Erik,

My opinion would be to hack RForum to allow it to use another table user
for the triplets login/password/e-mail.

I don’t know yet what lies beneath RForum, being a complete rookie in
Ruby programming ^^;; , but I have a website project lying in a corner
of my brains, and that is the way I want to follow to integrate my
website to RForum. The forum should be the one which will integrate to
the rest of the website, not the opposite.

Regards,

Jean-Marc