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External Database Authentication Reloaded

A plugin that allows the use of an external database (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL, and more) for authentication into WordPress.

Please Note: When you update to version 1.2.1, you will need to re-enter the details on the settings page.

This External DB Authentication plugin allows the use of an external MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL, Sybase, Oracle, or SQLite database for authentication into WordPress. It is required that you know the encryption method for the passwords stored in the external database. Password encryption methods include MD5, SHA1, plaintext, PHPass, or enter a custom hash/salt method. It disables password reset/retrieval and account creation within the WordPress system on the user-end, and it doesn't allow updating from the WordPress end back into the external authentication source.

In addition to authentication, the plugin allows you to:

  • Choose additional fields, such as first name/last name and website, to be imported into WordPress.
  • Enter a custom message for users concerning logins.
  • Do user role checks from the external database: you can set the plugin to check from a specific role field and compare to a value to allow login to WordPress.

Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.11
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Active Installs: 200+


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