[Typo3] Typo3 Forum vs. phpbb?

Eric Blom ericb at piap.com
Tue Dec 13 06:24:31 CET 2005

I have a phpBB site right now that I'm trying to get Typo3 working  
with. I'm looking very closely at the http://www.single-signon.com/.  
My goal is two fold. First to integrate the accounts of phpBB and  
Typo3 such that the users doesn't see that they are separate systems.  
Second, to provide a Typo3 FE session experience that is equivalent  
to phpBB.

In my experience phpBB is very similar to other web systems where  
sessions can time out due to inactivity, your session is ended when  
you log out, and each use has the option of setting a "remember me"  
check box when they login. As far as I can tell Typo3 does not offer  
this kind of FE user experience.

I'm finalizing my plan to have a contractor improve the FE session  
experience. However, I'm wondering if the Typo3 community as a whole  
has identified a need for better FE sessions. I'm not trying to  
hijack this topic. What I found when I was trying to integrate phpBB  
and Typo3 was that the FE session experience was greatly superior in  
phpBB and I could not use Typo3 to manage FE accounts without brining  
it up to the level of phpBB.

I'm interested in working with anyone that is interested on either  
phpBB integration or Typo3 FE sessions improvements. What I'm most  
interested in is getting a good requirements document and having the  
work done in such a way that it can be used by the entire Typo3  



On Dec 12, 2005, at 4:51 PM, Gilles Deacur wrote:

> What would be the advantage of installing a Typo3 forum vs. phpbb?
> I have a client who likes the look of the demo phpbb.
> Would it be very difficult to get going in a Typo3 installation?
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