Combined login for Protected area of website and for Forums/Polls

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Traveller552 / 5 Points
2014-03-20 8:36 am EST
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I have setup Password protection on one of the folders in my domain, and I would like users to be able to set their own password. Using your cPanel tool, I have created a list of users and a default password but would like users to be able to change their password without my intervention.

At the same time, I have setup phpBB under the protected folder. While phpBB allows users to register themselves, it would be better for my users to be able to use the single login (used to enter the protected area) and gain access also to the phpBB service.

There is a MySQL database of authorized users for the area, and I would like to use that db to control access to all protected portions of the site.

Is this do-able, and if so, how can I implement this? My users are not overly fluent in computer processes, so the simpler the method the better.

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Is there a way to capture (securely) the initial login to the protected area and have some process pass that captured login on to other apps requesting it from within the site without inviting attacks from outside?
5 Points
2014-03-20 08:41 am EST



12,039 Points
2014-03-20 9:08 am EST
Hello Traveller552,

Thank you for your question. When you password protect a directory, it just adds a rule to your .htaccess file. It is most likely possible to pass this to phpbb, or have phpbb add the .htaccess rule; but this would have to be custom coded.

I recommend posting a question in the Official phpBB forums, since it is frequented by phpBB users who are familiar with the coding structure; or consulting a developer for a custom solution.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,


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