[TYPO3] External FE Auth

Dmitry Dulepov [typo3] dmitry at typo3.org
Thu Nov 29 15:00:31 CET 2007


Nino Katic wrote:
> I want to authenticate FE users from some external DB. There is extension 
> for this but i don't want it to create FE users in Typo3 db. So my question 
> would be - is it possible to authenticate FE users without them being in 
> typo fe_users table? I saw couple of FE auth. extensions working similar - 
> they first check if user exists in external repository and if auth passes 
> they create user in typo fe_users table. I don't see a need for duplicating 
> user data again in Typo3 db but maybe it's a must ? Thx.

<rant>Are you talking about "typo" (http://typosphere.org/) or TYPO3(http://typo3.org/)? These are different things. Just like Nino and Nano are different.</rant>

I think they create users because many extensions rely on user existence in these tables. Many extensions will be broken if user is authenticated but does not exist in database.

Dmitry Dulepov
TYPO3 core team
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