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General questions about getting started with SilverStripe that don't fit in any of the categories above.

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Silverstripe capabilities


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18 October 2009 at 8:05pm Community Member, 1 Post

Hello guys,

I am new to silverstripe, and so far I love it. But, since I am new to it, I have a question. What I want to build is a small student community website, so I am interested if there is a way to have a website with forum, blog, downloads and wiki pages, and have all of them use a "centralized" user register/login system?

Thank you in advance.


18 October 2009 at 9:24pm Community Member, 901 Posts


If you're using different software product and need a central registry with user credentials, I'd have a look at LDAP. Lots of products already support LDAP authentication (MediaWiki, vBulletin, ...) and for the ones that don't it shouldn't be too hard to write your own LDAP authenticator (see PHP LDAP functions:


19 October 2009 at 4:41am Community Member, 509 Posts

Not to try and steal this too much, but Are there any modules or scripts floating around to help use Silverstripe login with LDAP? That would be very handy :).



19 October 2009 at 8:58am Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Auth External is probably what you are looking for -


19 October 2009 at 9:48pm Community Member, 509 Posts

God I'm dense, how the hell did I miss that?!

Cheers Willr :)