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Using ss member class to authenticate external php app


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27 October 2010 at 6:41am Community Member, 46 Posts

Can I do this easily?

I have a need to authenticate users in my own app where users must already be logged into ss.
I just need to do something like IsUserLoggedIn($Usr) and get a 0 or 1 returned depending whether SS user is logged in.
I'll maintain my own user table and allowed actions in my app.
Just need a Yes or No from SS

I can see the Member class - how do I call it from a non SS app?
Or do I think again?



27 October 2010 at 5:32pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

I don't believe you can check to see if a member is logged in on the site as it involves cookies / session data on their side. You can implement your own functionality for this however. One way would be to add a field to member IsLoggedIn and a couple of functions as a decorator.


class TrackedMember extends DataObjectDecorator {

function extraStatics() {
return array('db' => array('IsLoggedIn' => 'Boolean'));

function memberLoggedIn() {
$this->owner->IsLoggedIn = true;

function memberLoggedOut() {
$this->owner->IsLoggedIn = false;

Then you can directly query the Members table in the database for IsLoggedIn. Its not perfect, if the session expires then loggedout will never fire so perhaps a check on the last visited date would work.