Automatically Login User From Another Site (1 post)

  1. ofosho
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I run an intranet in my office and I needed to create a way for users that were already logged into my site to be automatically logged into the wordpress site. In this case, I also wanted to only allow users that were logged into my site to be able to log into the wp site. I wrote the following plugin:

    function auto_login(){
    	if(isset($_COOKIE[$USER_COOKIE]) && $_GET['loggedout'] != 'true'){
    	    $credents[user_login] = $_CURRENT_USER->firstName;
    	    $credents[user_password] = "kjabkjgvbasdjb";
    	    $user = wp_signon($credents,$secure_cookie);
    	    $redirect_to = get_option('siteurl');
    add_action( 'login_init', 'auto_login' );

    Basically it checks if the cookie exists, and if so it leverages my pre-existing $_CURRENT_USER global variable to get the username of the user. It then uses a generic password (not the one shown) to log the user in. If there is no cookie then it redirects the user to the public page. If you replace the add_action line with a login_form_ addition you can use this to autologin users without restricting it to just current intranet users.

    What do you guys think? I am brand new to wordpress, and this code, although short, feels a little insecure and inefficient, so any criticisms are welcome.


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