Vanilla 2.6 is here
! It includes security fixes and requires PHP 7.0. We have therefore ALSO released Vanilla 2.5.2
with security patches if you are still on PHP 5.6 to give you additional time to upgrade.
Using Vanilla Authentication for outside apps?
Is it possible to use Vanilla to grant/deny access to an outside app?
I have a site with a few major components (the Vanilla community/forum being one of the majors ones), and I'd like to use the account created via Vanilla to enable/deny access to other tools. For example, a user logged in to the site (via Vanilla) could then manage photos, music, etc. in an outside app as that user.
Specifically, Is it possible for a php file in an outside directory to call to Vanilla with a username/password and verify that the login info is correct? I could directly query the database, but that seems suboptimal...
I realize it's not the core mission of Vanilla to be an authenticator for outside apps, but it would be super helpful for integrating to sites that use a community forum as only part of the experience. Thoughts?