[WF-Infra] Re: [WF-General] We need a members database

Bryce Harrington bryce at neptune.net
Wed Oct 3 13:55:20 PDT 2001


On Wed, 3 Oct 2001, Philippe Jadin wrote:
> So we have two choices : adapting Eidetic to use the mysqlUserFolder
> tables, or adapting zope to use the Eidetic tables...
> 
> I have no idea which one is more practical / easier ;-)
> 
> Anyway, if it needs a lot of work to use the mysql user folder, it's not
> really  interesting, as it was more a plug and p(r|l)ay solution.

*Nod*
 
> So, we may be luckier using _exUserFolder_, which is another, more
> generic Zope user folder, with an open plugin architecture. (see
> http://www.zope.org/Members/TheJester/exUserFolder )
> 
> With this tool, adding new user sources to zope seems quite easy, you
> have to use the exUserFolder API (copy at :
> http://moria.mit.edu:8080/media/sql/README.API )
> 
> Fortunatelly, most of the work has been made, because there is already
> an "authentification source" plugin made for Postgres.
> 
> This plugin is not limited to a particular database scheme, as you need
> to provide a table name, a user/password/role column name (it may be
> totally plug and play with Eidetic).
> 
> It may be the easiest way to connect zope to Eidetic imho.

Yeah, I agree; this looks like more promising, and would be worth
checking into further.

Bryce




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