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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.

1.2.3 (2015-05-30)

  • Fixed existing external user check
  • Fixed error log path
  • Added SHA256 encryption method
  • Added password hash checking based on selected encryption method

1.2.2 (2015-05-29)

  • Updated code to support PHP version lower than 5.4.x
  • Added example of how to use "Other" encryption method under FAQ's

1.2.1 (2015-05-28)

  • Added error logging; logs will be located in wp-content directory
  • You will need to re-enter your settings after you upgrade to this version
  • Now uses PDO for database connection
  • Now supports MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, Sybase, Oracle and SQLite databases out of the box
  • Plugin can now be translated into other languages

1.2.0 (2015-05-14)

  • Fixed mysqli database connection

1.1 (2013-01-15)

  • One setting wasn't registered
  • Fixed issues with "Other" option encryption type
  • Added SQL query for "Other" option encryption type
  • Should now work with plaintext passwords

1.0 (2012-10-31)

  • Bug Fixes
  • Updated Code
  • Added the option to use PHPass as an encryption type

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


5 out of 5 stars


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