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What sessions vanilla uses?

Ok i have php chat that i wrote myself and i have vanilla.
Chat location is http://localhost/chat amd vanilla location is http://localhost/forum.
Now how do i pull vanilla username from PHP?
I ask for something like this: $_SESSION['username'] and $_SESSION['is_logged']?

Comments

  • ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff
    edited July 2011
    Vanilla uses custom sessions so this isn't going to be easy. Try the following:

    1. Vanilla uses the cookie called "Vanilla" by default.

    2. To get the current UserID try:
    $Parts = explode('-', $_COOKIE['Vanilla']);
    $UserID = $Parts[0];
    3. To get the current username you'll have to go to the db. The table you want is GDN_User and your query needs to be something like:
    $Sql = "select Name from GDN_User where UserID = $UserID";
  • edited July 2011
    Thank you.
    It worked.
    Ok but i see that user can change his cookie.
    Is there any way i can test about that?
    It think that answer is in other parts of cookie.
  • I tryed print_r($_SESSION) but there is no session.

    And this code:
    define('APPLICATION', 'Vanilla');
    define('APPLICATION_VERSION', '2.0.16');
    define('DS', '/');
    define('PATH_ROOT', 'path-to-forum');
    ob_start();
    require_once(PATH_ROOT.DS.'bootstrap.php');
    ob_end_clean(); // clear any header output from vanila
    $Session = Gdn::Session();
    $Authenticator = Gdn::Authenticator();
    if ($Session->IsValid()) {
    $Name = $Session->User->Name;
    echo "You are logged in as $Name";
    } else { echo "You are not logged in"; }

    Breaks my page!!!

    Im looking for any costume way to check for user authorizastion.
  • AoleeAolee Hobbyist & Coder ✭✭
    not $_SESSION try it's $Session
  • i se that you dont understand well
    i dont have $Session variable.

    Now i want function that will check if cookie is valid.
    And i want it to 100 % stand alone.
  • I dont need this anymore i moved to phpBB forum now.
  • AoleeAolee Hobbyist & Coder ✭✭
    i se that you dont understand well
    i dont have $Session variable.

    Now i want function that will check if cookie is valid.
    And i want it to 100 % stand alone.
    you have the $Session, that's the reason u included the script above to be able to pull the user info. it contains all the user values u'll need.

    $Session returned is an Object, var_dump it or print_r it and you'll get the values

    if your need it in $_SESSION, create and pass it there

    e.g.
    $_SESSION['vanilla'] = $Session;
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