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Sign-on integration with Wordpress etc. [16822]

This would be a great feature for us to have. Having single sign-on is crucial in our efforts to simplify and manage the user experience when members access multiple systems aside from WA.

Right now they would have to basically sign-up in multiple places, receive and manage multiple logins this is a real big headache for us admins and developers who are trying to offer services via other platforms aside from WA.

Let me know if we are even close to having something like this release in the near future.

Thanks,

Stan

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      • CPorterCPorter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How is the implementation of this going? I am very anxious to have this functionality!

      • Brandon LongleyBrandon Longley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is great! Can't wait to explore the possibilities of having members log into our WordPress site as well as Wild Apricot simultaneously :)

      • Sharon GrahamSharon Graham commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So excited about this one. Once this is ready, we'll have some nice options that don't confuse members by having them log in multiple times.

      • dfsdfs commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        That is great to hear! We're really looking forward to this integration!

      • Katya, Funny ApricotKatya, Funny Apricot commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi iacac!

        I can share our status on this feature – we’ve already started development (yeah!).

        And i am glad to provide details, and of course, collect your feedback.

        We considered all your comments and decided to start with Wordpress Login Plugin + Wild Apricot as Single Sign-on provider.

        Wild Apricot Login plugin provides Login widget and Shortcode for content restriction. Both show Login button for Wild Apricot users authorization.

        After login process, by special authorization page, your Wild Apricot members will be logged into both, WordPress and Wild Apricot. And Wild Apricot widgets, integrated to your site, will not require additional authorization.

        Users will be synchronized: when Wild Apricot member is logged in, he is created as WordPress user. User data will be updated after next login, if required.

        Also, we will extend WordPress roles tables by Wild Apricot membership level. So you will be able to use other plugins to use them. For example, restrict access to your WP page or blog post for special roles, e.g. membership levels.

        And now, we are considering special function to synchronize both lists: users and membership levels as roles.

        As soon as I will be able to provide a visual part of the solution, I'll do it.

        Please, place your questions and comments here, in this thread. We will reply to you.You can always review the latest status and plans (including this topic), on our Roadmap http://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Product+roadmap .

      • dfsdfs commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello!

        Can you provide more details about the progress of your analysis for the login widget for WordPress? I saw this thread on the product forum roadmap and am very intrigued.

        How will the widget work? Will it allow members in Wild Apricot to log into the WordPress site? Sync users?

        This is a very welcome addition!

      • tinskeytinskey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1.

        Integration with a self-hosted WordPress would be ideal.
        It'd make the flow from our website to the Wild Apricot website less jarring.

      • lunchbox67lunchbox67 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As it has been expressed above, we also need the ability to create a single sign on. We do not use wordpress but we do use IPB and need these products to get along.

        Not having this ability has cost us members due to their misunderstandings and frustrations of having to logon multiple to access our site.

        Can you please make this a priority?

      • francisewfrancisew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have requested a related feature, for signed-linking to be implemented. Signed linking could be used to pass authenticated user information to a 3rd party without requiring anything more than calculating an MD5 sum from WA database information about the user, WA site, and a secret passphrase as validation of the link. I think this could solve the issue for others as well.

        See http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932-wishlist/suggestions/8827435-transferring-sign-in-authentication-status-to-a-th

        Thanks!

      • Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Another interesting comment on this subject:

        "Our primary business is providing court booking systems and internal events management software to racquet clubs and sports facilities (i.e. box leagues, ladders and tournaments). It is a global, web-based product

        users currently have to log into both our systems to avail of the full range of IT services for their members. Specifically they would like the ability for a player to deep link from being a wild apricot user logged into their website straight into the member dashboard of our system.

        We can facilitate this provided adequate security is in place to bypass the normal authentication process. One option is us providing a dedicated landing page that accepts a player ID (within our system) and a token/guid in the query string which we can use to authenticate

        For your purposes the data after the question mark or (even the whole link) might be stored as a single string on a per player basis), probably managed by a power user of both systems .

        example of new URL/link could be:

        http://oursystem/LoginWithToken.aspx?pid=12345&token=abcdefghijklm1nop"

      • Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Another comment from a client:

        "Hello, We are trying to integrate SpeadsheetWebs by pagos into our Wild apricot site and make it so that a member can login and use the same username / password to access their spreadsheet account. They mention that it requires Microsoft Active Directory (AD) or Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) products. Is this able to be done on the Wild Apricot Platform?

        A detailed description found here:

        http://wiki.pagos.com/display/spreadsheetweb/Single+Sign-On+Support

        "

      • Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Another comment received via support channel:

        "We use Drupal to handle content serving (both public and member-only), and membership management (CiviCRM). We are moving off of CiviCRM and onto Wild Apricot.

        Drupal and CiviCRM are tightly integrated, such that logging into the Drupal site automatically provides whatever access is allowed and required in CiviCRM. There is no separate login for CiviCRM.

        We would like to pass the Drupal login information to Wild Apricot, effectively logging the user into both sites at nearly the same time. This of course supposes login credentials are synchronized on both sites; this synchronization between Drupal and CiviCRM is/was done automatically, so we have no external or add-on mechanism built for this purpose. Here is a thread in which a basic discussion of the issue is presented:

        http://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/23213/how-to-send-user-variable-from-drupal-to-another-php-non-drupal-page-under-same "

      • Carlotta McKeeCarlotta McKee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Objective: Members should be able to log in once to access all areas of the website. Currently members need to log in to the WA supported segment of the website to access the Membership Directory, and again for the Drupal supported segment to access content restricted to members only. Even if they set up their credentials the same, it is still an annoyance - and I know will lead to confusion.

      • VCOMAVCOMA commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, we have the same issue which causes a great deal of work on our end and a great deal of confusion for our members.

      • stanleyfelixstanleyfelix commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Dmitry,

        i was giving this some more thought and actually implementation of a CAS type solution for SSO would be excellent.

        See here:

        http://www.jasig.org/cas

        This would allow us to integrate WA with every other internal web application we self host, which primarily now is just wordpress but were exploring the possibility of offering e-learning via a moodle implementation so having something like this would really help us centralize the login process.

        Again i know this low priority item for the moment but if you could look into it when you have a moment and share your thoughts on this I would really appreciate it.

        Thanks,

        Stan

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