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jkerr
Re: How to use XOOPS Authentication for external components?
  • 2007/8/27 12:43

  • jkerr

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Hi again,

I just want to follow up with this question since it seems to have been viewed a fair number of times, but there's been no response yet.

Am I asking the wrong question here? Or, was my original question not clear.

Maybe I'll rephrase the question:

How does XOOPS user authentication work?

How do I keep external people from using a URL to jump directly to content on my server?

I am not asking how to set permissions. I fully understand that I can restrict access .. however, when using WF Channel, or other wrapper modules, the URL that is created seems to be accessible to anyone, even if I have set it to only allow access to members ..

thanks for your help ..



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jkerr
Re: Joomla Vs. Xoops
  • 2007/8/14 18:01

  • jkerr

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Hi Baseline,

I think you'll find more than just better templates with Joomla.

In my experience developing sites on both platforms, joomla has hands-down, a much more active developer community with many, many more extensions (plug-ins) available, which are updated much more frequently.

True, the user communities for both are great, but I have had nothing but headaches trying to find good solutions for the sites i'm working with based on XOOPS.

So far, every solution in XOOPS I have found requires me to install modules that were created in 2004 or earlier, and never updated, and/or documented very poorly.

I'm sure XOOPS is perfectly suited for many site designs, but when push comes to shove, i think you'll find joomla is an environment that will supply you with much better solutions when you need them the most.

Don't need to slag XOOPS here, but that's the way I see it.

What type of site are you developing? What type of tools and modules do you need?

Make sure you ask all the right questions before you base your site on an infrastructure that won't give you what you need.



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jkerr
Re: How do I add pages that are not modules
  • 2007/8/8 12:51

  • jkerr

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Hi Peekay,

I know that I can prevent items from appearing in my menus by using the permissions, but that's not the only thing i'm looking for.

I want to prevent our users from copying the URL and sending it around to people who are not registered on the site.

I'm hoping there's a way to force XOOPS to perform user authentication, even if they are jumping directly to a url in my XOOPS site.

That seems to be the behaviour with content I link to using WF-Channel. If I build a link with WF-channel, and then link to the ?php URL when not being logged in, XOOPS tells me that I don't have access to that page. That is exactly the behaviour I want with my other html content.


My other problem is that WF-Channel seems to be ignoring my java script in my html pages, so that is the reason i'm trying to look for other ways to wrap my html content. I just seem to be loosing my XOOPS authentication in the process.

Make sense?

cheers,

-jeremy



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jkerr
Re: How do I add pages that are not modules
  • 2007/8/7 20:16

  • jkerr

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So, I've learned a few ways to wrap static content, but what I really want is a way to "protect" static content.

How would I go about preventing my static pages from being viewed from anyone who is not logged into my XOOPS site?

Is that possible, or do I loose all authentication tools once i link to external content?

btw, the content i'm linking to lives in my root XOOPS install directory, so i'm hoping there's a way to "hide" it from unregistered users ...

cheers,

-jeremy



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jkerr
How to use XOOPS Authentication for external components?
  • 2007/8/7 15:46

  • jkerr

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Hi everyone.

I'm fairly new to XOOPS and I have a question that is hopefully easy to answer.

I would like to incorporate the Expose4 flash gallery directly into my XOOPS website.

http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/expose/

I have seen a few ways to do this by using "Wrapper" modules, however, we need to be able to allow/deny access to Expose using the XOOPS authentication.

Is this possible? What is the best way to go about it? We want to keep our training materials out of the prying eyes of our competitors, so we need to prevent any direct-linking access to our content which bypasses user authentication.

I would appreciate suggestions for how to best incorporate Expose4 into our XOOPS site.

Because, the alternative is that we migrate everything to Joomla which directly supports that flash gallery.

Many thanks in advance.

-jeremy




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