Programmatically logging in

  • psychicblast

    psychicblast - 2007-09-10

    Greets!  I'm looking for a way to programmatically bypass the login screen, or programmatically select what user/password I want to use without actually physically typing in the information in the login block.  Basically what I am doing is pre-authorizing users for a given account with a different tool, and based on that I want to be able to auto-login with a set of credentials so that my users don't have to login multiple times.

    Can anyone direct me to where I might go about this?  I am somewhat php savvy, so just a few pointers into the source base would be sufficient.


    • Claudio Klingler

      The login mechanism is implemented in the script login.php which shows the user / password entry page and then authenticates the user.

      The function returns as soon as the login succeeds. If password authorization was successfull, the function activate_user() has to be called to set the home-directories, etc. for the current user.

      So if you want to build up a new login-mechanism you have to change the login() function in the login.php script and ensure that the activate_user() function is called after a successful authorisation.

      However, if you want you can send me your changed code so i can integrate your changes in QuiXplorer as long as the login-mechanism is not too special. Maybe i also provide an interface for external authentication methods in the future. If you have any ideas or suggestions how to do this, please contact me.

      Best regards,


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