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Old 12-19-2008, 12:46 PM   #1
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sharing accounts/password across different web applications


Hi,
In the past, I have set up multiple web-apps like blogs, wikis, calendars, on my own linux+apache server. Out-of-the-box apps like word-press, or mediawiki make it easy to set up user accounts. However, I have to set this up for each app separately. What I would like is to set up one account for each user and have this shared across the different apps. So, if my user is Jon Doe, I could give him an account name "jon" and password "passwd4jon" and he could use this to access all the apps available to him. He can then change his password whenever, and the changed password works on all the apps.

Is this kind of account sharing possible? I think it would be very generally useful.

thanks
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:51 PM   #2
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You can set up an LDAP server. As long as these application support LDAP you can then have a centralised authentication system.

A good free LDAP server is openLDAP and a good GUI for this is called phpldapadmin which is a web based configuration utility.
 
Old 12-20-2008, 03:20 PM   #3
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Hi, Thanks for the advice. I will look into LDAP. I think it will work with the apps I am using.
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