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phpBB authentication method no longer working

Status
Open
Subject
phpBB authentication method no longer working
Version
14.x
20.x
Category
  • Bug
Feature
Administration
All / Undefined
Resolution status
New
Submitted by
fatiki
Lastmod by
fatiki
Rating
(1)
Description

(filed under Administration and All as I couldn't find Login/Authentication under Feature)

The authentication between Tiki and phpBB is no longer working.

This was originally reported for version 14.x - I am experiencing under version 20.x - making an assumption that all the versions inbetween have the same issue.

In terms of reproducing the issue:

  • I have followed the steps needed to enable phpBB authentication via Tiki (from https://doc.tiki.org/phpBB-Authentication )
  • I created a new user on the phpBB forum
  • I was able to log in as the new user on the phpBB forum
  • I then tried to log onto Tiki with that user, but I get a blank page (no error messages)
  • logging back onto Tiki as admin, I do not see the same username that should have been created (meaning, no additional user has been created in Tiki as result)
  • incidentally, I also tried to intentionally change the phpBB database credentials to something wrong, to see if it made any difference during the login process, it did not make any difference


In terms of Importance, it is difficult for me at this stage to appraise this since I am new to Tiki and it appears not many other people have reported this.
However, there are certain features in Tiki's own forum which may present challenges to forum managers (such as the current table structure for forum sections, as well as the inability to be able to sort forums arbitrarily, and lastly the ability to create sub-forums) so a solution such as phpBB would help. So I am classing as 7: it would stop some people to consider adopting Tiki because this feature is no longer working.

My versions:

  • Tiki 20.x
  • phpBB 3.2.7


Please see https://tiki.org/tiki-view_forum_thread.php?comments_parentId=56547 for details of original user who first logged the problem, as well as a screenshot of what I get in version 20.x

Note: I am unable to use Tiki Show - I would need a phpBB database in there to demonstrate

If you need any other information please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Importance
7
Easy to solve?
5
Priority
35
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Ticket ID
7164
Created
Saturday 24 August, 2019 10:44:12 GMT-0000
LastModif
Saturday 24 August, 2019 10:58:05 GMT-0000

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phpbb-auth.png 24 Aug 19 10:53 GMT-00000Screenshot of phpBB authentication attempt result20.x


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