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Central Registration System

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by ManagerJosh, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    A central registration system would be most appreciated. This way I can hook several XF forums together to power a small network of forums :p. Or any future XF products :p
  2. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    like how vbfans.com is?
  3. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Obviously an excellent idea, at some point, even if it was a mod.
  4. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    I guess someone could build an authentication system like openid but why when there already is? I suggest we build on these already implemented ones and not "try and reinvent the wheel here but improve on the already built wheels"
  5. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member

    I have to agree
  6. Chris M

    Chris M Active Member

    That would be better off as a modification - I can't see 95% of users needing or wanting it.
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  7. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    I can't see even 5% of users needing/wanting it
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  8. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    No, I think it's a great idea and many users will use it if it was there.
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  9. Chris M

    Chris M Active Member

    True but you get my point ;) :p
  10. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    I can see how it resembles OpenID however the point is to create a unified system in which people can keep the same username across your entire network. OpenID would ideally interface and allow you to register with the central registration system once. Afterwards, you simply login to any network site.

    I don't see it as reinventing the wheel because OpenID would require you to register with each forum that makes up your site. A username would not be reserved for that particular user.
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  11. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    great idea! i support it! ;)
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  12. kmike

    kmike Member

    Yes please.
  13. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    I like the idea, creating a federation of boards always helps users adopt the new sites as there is no additional registration process etc...
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  14. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Supplying at least a method to do so would be nice, though it could be added later on, when they're not worried about getting a strong release out.
  15. mlx

    mlx Well-Known Member

    That would be much appreciated indeed.

    Yeah like that one ... too bad you are not releasing it on vborg :p
  16. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Agreed. On the other hand, it could be important to think this through before the first release because there may need to be certain things in place to make this happen. And those things may be awkward to change later.

    I am not sure what the % of users will be that will really use this feature, but it is a great marketing tool to show why one forum software should be chosen over another.
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  17. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    If they start by supplying a method (In the core), I think it would be the start of creating it as a full fledge feature, which is what I was getting at.
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  18. gordy

    gordy Well-Known Member

    Yes, please

    There are a good number of us that have sister sites that would definitely benefit from a central auth system. I run two vB boards that have cross-over members and that's the number one gripe.

    After the vB4 debacle, and not wanting to renew after 3.X IPB's converge system is the only thing tempting my staff to jump platforms.

    Whether it be a core feature of a pluggable system vis-a-vis LDAP, shibboleth , OpenID it would be a coup to have a CAS system :)

    Also, Facebook is not an option for everyone -
  19. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    I would definitely like this.

    I plan on using XF for a new project, but I would like to extend the login to two other sites in the near future after the first site launches (I'm looking at 2 sites within 6 months or so). They both have similar subjects, and I'd love to be able to have the users sign into both automatically so I don't have to worry about them signing in for each one.
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  20. MordyT

    MordyT Active Member

    /me throws vote in for this system....

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