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How to make JsConnect to work?

This discussion is related to the Vanilla jsConnect addon.

Hi,

I have keep on checking all forums, documents on jsconnect but not getting how can i integrate Vanila forum to our site.

I have website example.com (implemented in Zend Framework) and have installed forum in example.com/forum.

I dont want user to register to Forum directly but only from example.com. Now, if user registers or signins to example.com, I want autologin to example.com/forum with specific user profile.

I am using jsConnect in login controller and checking if user is logged in then calling below code.

(I already have included functions.jsconnect.php correctly.)

$clientID = "1234";
$secret = "1234";
$signedIn = true; // this is just a placeholder
$user = array();
if ($signedIn) {
// CHANGE THESE FOUR LINES.
$user['uniqueid'] = '123';
$user['name'] = 'John PHP';
$user['email'] = '[email protected]';
$user['photourl'] = '';
}
$secure = false; //I have done false as true requires parameter in get request.
WriteJsConnect($user, $_GET, $clientID, $secret, $secure);

This doesn't make user login to example.com/forum....

Let me know what else I need to do.

Please give me working example (without security check) which just make user login to forum when user logins to my main website.

Comments

  • LincLinc Director of Development Detroit Vanilla Staff

    This doc provides an overview of how jsConnect-based SSO works: http://docs.vanillaforums.com/features/sso/

  • Thanks Linc. That Doc helps me. This is bit tricky to understand for intermediate developer. Especially, whats use of registration, login, logout page url in jsconnect setting.

    Anyway, I am able to setup login. Now, when I do example.com/forum/sso , it redirects and says

    XYZ
    You are already registered.
    Profile Picture
    XYZ ABC
    Add Info & Create Account
    Username
    Choose a name to identify yourself on the site.

    It seems this is successfully working but I dont want to show this page but want user to go to dashboard in all cases whether user is new or already registered. How can I do that?

    Doc says about AutoConnect but how can we set that?

  • Did you ever get round this? I have everything working except first time someone goes to the forum it pops up with 'add info & create account' followed by email field & username field.
    Is there a way round it?
    If not, is it possible to change the text 'Choose a name to identify yourself on the site.' & make the username field none editable?? If so how do I do this?
    Thanks all, I have learned lots from the forums except this last bit!

  • Well I was messing with this for ages, post a comment on here & then find my answer.....
    In my custom.css
    vanilla\themes\EmbedFriendly\design\custom.css
    I added this:
    #Form_ConnectName{ display:none; }
    this hides the username field

    I then added a locale.php file
    vanilla\conf\locale.php
    I added this:
    $Definition['ConnectChooseName'] = '';
    removes the 'Choose a name to identify yourself on the site.' wording
    and
    $Definition['Username'] = '';
    which removes the bold 'Username' word

    Might not be the best way but works for me.
    Hope it helps others.

  • OMG, well I was missing the email in jsconnect.php as it was set to blank, add an email in there & voila, 1st time forum user is logged on without the email prompt screen, funny how you figure things out after asking for help!!! Oh well, maybe help someone else.
    Thanks

    Bleistivthgtonight
  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    @bonger said:
    OMG, well I was missing the email in jsconnect.php as it was set to blank, add an email in there & voila, 1st time forum user is logged on without the email prompt screen, funny how you figure things out after asking for help!!! Oh well, maybe help someone else.
    Thanks

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  • computergeniuscomputergenius In the hills inland from Malaga New

    I am still getting stuck on this, and would be happy to pay someone to set it up for me - anyone?

  • I also had this problem. Turns out the user name I was using for testing was already present in the forum. Not a very clear message mind you!

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