Best way to go about SSO & seamless updating of user profiles between website and forum
Hi all, I'm now looking at creating a SSO between my website and Vanilla Forums.
My intention is for ALL users to register/sign-in via the website, which will in turn register/sign them in to the forum.
Additionally, I would like users to be able to manage their details via one control panel (rather than on both the website, and the forum). So I am thinking of making them manage all their details via their account area on the main website, which will seamlessly update their forum profile details by making use of the Vanilla API (is this feasible and/or recommended?). I understand I will have to create custom features on the main website to make it possible for them to upload profile pictures and manage their subscriptions. If this is not all possible via the API, then can I directly update the Vanilla Forum database - and would this in fact be better than using the API?
Thank you in advance.