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single sign on seamless integration problems

eleitheleith New
edited March 2010 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
i've got a vanilla 2 instance working with the single sign on plugin, but there seems to be a problem with the seamless integration.

here is what i am noticing:

1) i sign in on my app (which enables the user info page that vanilla can now request)

2) i visit the vanilla forum
2a) vanilla properly adds a new user into GDN_User (but no inserts into GDN_UserAuthentication)
2b) the vanilla forum just shows the default page, no indication of a user logged in, and the 'sign in' link is visible

3) i click on 'sign in'

4) i'm directed to a page, asking me to link accounts or create a new account

my guess would be, something is wrong, and there is no inserts into GDN_UserAuthentication and it is the beginning of a cascade of problems causing my seamless integration to not work.

i'm about to dive through the code and try and fix it myself, but thought i would post here, in case someone could help, or offer me advice


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    column UniqueID of GDN_UserAuthentication is a varchar(30) and was truncating my user ids, causing all sorts of problems.

    i've manually updated the schema myself and seamless sign ons work!
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    I'm just getting started with SSO myself, and this is useful - thanks. Quick question that I haven't found an answer for yet - when you made your user info page, how did you output the required info? I presume that there needs to be some separation between uniqueID, name etc. Did you use any tags?
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    eleitheleith New
    edited March 2010
    it depends on your config. i've manually edited mine to say

    $Configuration['Garden']['Authenticator']['Encoding'] = 'json';
    so i output a json object containing "Name", "UniqueID" and "Email". if yours says "ini", then you'll just want to output plain/text of key=value pairs separated by newlines
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    FYI - the user info page is parsed using php's parse_ini_string function. Hopefully that will help you understand how it should be output. It doesn't have any html of any kind. Just key=value pairs separated by newlines.
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