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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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Community Member, 1 Post

18 October 2009 at 8:05pm

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.


Community Member, 904 Posts

18 October 2009 at 9:24pm


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:


Community Member, 541 Posts

19 October 2009 at 4:41am

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 :).



Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

19 October 2009 at 8:58am

Auth External is probably what you are looking for -


Community Member, 541 Posts

19 October 2009 at 9:48pm

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

Cheers Willr :)