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Requirements for phpBB Authentication

This Authentication backend only works against phpBB version 3.x, also known as phpBB3.
It won't work against phpBB2 due to a different password hashing algorithm.

Enabling phpBB Authentication

To Enable phpBB Authentication you will need to do the following three steps:

phpBB Step 1: Enable phpBB Authentication

To enable phpBB Authentication within the Wiki goto the Admin page (Login section -icon of a door and arrow) and in dropdown box select phpBB:

phpbbStep1.jpg

phpBB Step 2: Turn off User Registration

Make sure that Registration is turned off:

userRegisterOff.jpg

User registration is handled in the phpBB software.

phpBB Step 3: Configure phpBB Authentication options

Goto the phpBB tab:
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You need to provide the database hostname, user, password, database name and table prefix (if any).

Below is a table of the options and what they do.



Option Description Default
Create user if not registered in Tiki Automatically create a new Tiki user for the PHPbb login Disabled
Use Tiki authentication for Admin log-in The user “admin” will be authenticated by only using Tiki’s user database. This option has no effect on users other than “admin”.
Recommended
Enabled
Disable Tiki users with no phpBB login Disable Tiki users who don’t have a phpBB login as they could have been deleted.
Recommended
Disabled
phpBB Version 3 3
phpBB Database Hostname None
phpBB Database Username None
phpBB Database Password None
phpBB Database Name None
phpBB Table Prefix Phpbb_
Option Description Default
Create user if not registered in Tiki Automatically create a new Tiki user for the PHPbb login Disabled
Use Tiki authentication for Admin log-in The user “admin” will be authenticated by only using Tiki’s user database. This option has no effect on users other than “admin”.
Recommended
Enabled
Disable Tiki users with no phpBB login Disable Tiki users who don’t have a phpBB login as they could have been deleted.
Recommended
Disabled
phpBB Version 3 3
phpBB Database Hostname None
phpBB Database Username None
phpBB Database Password None
phpBB Database Name None
phpBB Table Prefix Phpbb_
Option Description Default
Create user if not registered in Tiki Automatically create a new Tiki user for the PHPbb login Disabled
Use Tiki authentication for Admin log-in The user “admin” will be authenticated by only using Tiki’s user database. This option has no effect on users other than “admin”.
Recommended
Enabled
Disable Tiki users with no phpBB login Disable Tiki users who don’t have a phpBB login as they could have been deleted.
Recommended
Disabled
phpBB Version 3 3
phpBB Database Hostname None
phpBB Database Username None
phpBB Database Password None
phpBB Database Name None
phpBB Table Prefix Phpbb_
Option Description Default
Create user if not registered in Tiki Automatically create a new Tiki user for the PHPbb login Disabled
Use Tiki authentication for Admin log-in The user “admin” will be authenticated by only using Tiki’s user database. This option has no effect on users other than “admin”.
Recommended
Enabled
Disable Tiki users with no phpBB login Disable Tiki users who don’t have a phpBB login as they could have been deleted.
Recommended
Disabled
phpBB Version 3 3
phpBB Database Hostname None
phpBB Database Username None
phpBB Database Password None
phpBB Database Name None
phpBB Table Prefix Phpbb_
Option Description Default
Create user if not registered in Tiki Automatically create a new Tiki user for the PHPbb login Disabled
Use Tiki authentication for Admin log-in The user “admin” will be authenticated by only using Tiki’s user database. This option has no effect on users other than “admin”.
Recommended
Enabled
Disable Tiki users with no phpBB login Disable Tiki users who don’t have a phpBB login as they could have been deleted.
Recommended
Disabled
phpBB Version 3 3
phpBB Database Hostname None
phpBB Database Username None
phpBB Database Password None
phpBB Database Name None
phpBB Table Prefix Phpbb_
Option Description Default
Create user if not registered in Tiki Automatically create a new Tiki user for the PHPbb login Disabled
Use Tiki authentication for Admin log-in The user “admin” will be authenticated by only using Tiki’s user database. This option has no effect on users other than “admin”.
Recommended
Enabled
Disable Tiki users with no phpBB login Disable Tiki users who don’t have a phpBB login as they could have been deleted.
Recommended
Disabled
phpBB Version 3 3
phpBB Database Hostname None
phpBB Database Username None
phpBB Database Password None
phpBB Database Name None
phpBB Table Prefix Phpbb_
Option Description Default
Create user if not registered in Tiki Automatically create a new Tiki user for the PHPbb login Disabled
Use Tiki authentication for Admin log-in The user “admin” will be authenticated by only using Tiki’s user database. This option has no effect on users other than “admin”.
Recommended
Enabled
Disable Tiki users with no phpBB login Disable Tiki users who don’t have a phpBB login as they could have been deleted.
Recommended
Disabled
phpBB Version 3 3
phpBB Database Hostname None
phpBB Database Username None
phpBB Database Password None
phpBB Database Name None
phpBB Table Prefix Phpbb_
Option Description Default
Create user if not registered in Tiki Automatically create a new Tiki user for the PHPbb login Disabled
Use Tiki authentication for Admin login The user “admin” will be authenticated by only using Tiki’s user database. This option has no effect on users other than “admin”.
Recommended
Enabled
Disable Tiki users with no phpBB login Disable Tiki users who don’t have a phpBB login as they could have been deleted.
Recommended
Disabled
phpBB Version 3 3
phpBB Database Hostname None
phpBB Database Username None
phpBB Database Password None
phpBB Database Name None
phpBB Table Prefix Phpbb_
Option Description Default
Create user if not already a registered user Automatically create a new Tiki user for the PHPbb login Disabled
Use Tiki authentication for Admin login The user “admin” will be authenticated by only using Tiki’s user database. This option has no effect on users other than “admin”.
Recommended
Enabled
Disable Tiki users who don't have a phpBB login. (They could have been deleted). Disable Tiki users who don’t have a phpBB login as they could have been deleted.
Recommended
Disabled
phpBB Version 3 3
phpBB Database Hostname None
phpBB Database Username None
phpBB Database Password None
phpBB Database Name None
phpBB Table Prefix Phpbb_
Option Description Default
Create user if not already a registered user Automatically create a new Tiki user for the PHPbb login Disabled
Use Tiki authentication for Admin login The user “admin” will be authenticated by only using Tiki’s user database. This option has no effect on users other than “admin”.
Recommended
Enabled
Disable Tiki users who don't have a phpBB login. (They could have been deleted). Disable Tiki users who don’t have a phpBB login as they could have been deleted.
Recommended
Disabled
phpBB Version 3 3
phpBB Database Hostname None
phpBB Database Username None
phpBB Database Password None
phpBB Database Name None
phpBB Table Prefix Phpbb_
Option Description Default
Create user if not in Tiki Automatically create a new Tiki User for the PHPbb login Disabled
Use Tiki authentication for Admin login The user “admin” will be authenticated by only using Tiki’s user database. This option has no effect on users other than “admin”.
Recommended
Enabled
Disable Tiki users who don't have a phpBB login. (They could have been deleted). Disable Tiki users who don’t have a phpBB login as they could have been deleted.
Recommended
Disabled
phpBB Version 3 3
phpBB Database Hostname None
phpBB Database Username None
phpBB Database Password None
phpBB Database Name None
phpBB Table Prefix Phpbb_
Option Description Default
Create user if not in Tiki Automatically create a new Tiki User for the PHPbb login Disabled
Use Tiki authentication for Admin login The user “admin” will be authenticated by only using Tiki’s user database. This option has no effect on users other than “admin”.
Recommended
Enabled
Disable Tiki users who don't have a phpBB login. (They could have been deleted). Disable Tiki users who don’t have a phpBB login as they could have been deleted.
Recommended
Disabled
phpBB Version 3 3
phpBB Database Hostname None
phpBB Database Username None
phpBB Database Password None
phpBB Database Name None
phpBB Table Prefix Phpbb_
Option Description Default
Create user if not in Tiki Automatically create a new Tiki User for the PHPbb login Disabled
Use Tiki authentication for Admin login The user “admin” will be authenticated by only using Tiki’s user database. This option has no effect on users other than “admin”.
Recommended
Enabled
Disable Tiki users who don't have a phpBB login. (They could have been deleted). Disable Tiki users who don’t have a phpBB login as they could have been deleted.
Recommended
Disabled
phpBB Version 3 3
phpBB Database Hostname None
phpBB Database Username None
phpBB Database Password None
phpBB Database Name None
phpBB Table Prefix Phpbb_



When the above is completed the wiki is ready to use phpBB as an authentication source. You will now need to ensure that phpBB is setup correctly.
You can do that easily by logging in using a phpBB username/password, and try to log in with a non-existing user, and/or wrong password.

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