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External Database Authentication Reloaded

A plugin that allows the use of an external database (MySQL, PostgreSQL, or MSSQL) for authentication into WordPress. Supports various password hashin

  • Prepare your WP admin account on your external database: create an admin account in your external system.
  • If using PostgreSQL or MSSQL, install the MDB2 PEAR database abstraction package and relevant database drivers and confirm its include path.
  • Change "New User Default Role" in Settings->General, if desired, to whatever level of control you wish externally authenticated users to have.
  • Upload pp_db_auth.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  • Enter your external database settings in Settings->External DB settings

ProjecPress Users

In order to use ProjectPress as an external source to handle WordPress login's, please choose HASH as the encryption type.

Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 2013-1-16
Active Installs: 100+


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