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  • Hi Community,

    I’m not a developer, but I have a very specific question. Currently I have a WordPress prototype of my idea, see link. An IOS & Android app is currently being developed. Is it possible to synchronize the users of two different systems / databases, so that registered users of the app can log in to the WordPress system with the same login data?

    Thank you so much for your help and support.

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Joy

    (@joyously)

    A mobile app is code that runs on the mobile device. What database would the app have? Where would the app store user name?
    If the app simply logs in to the website, the user data is stored in the website’s database, so what is it that you need to synchronize?

    Moderator bcworkz

    (@bcworkz)

    The WP API relies upon a small selection of authentication plugins. The authentication process for conventional WP is easily extensible to allow for alternative authentication methods. I’m not so sure about these API plugins though. Check out the source code for a few of them and see if they offer programming hooks you could utilize for your needs. If you have trouble finding something in source, try asking for suggestions in the plugin’s dedicated support forum where its devs can better help you.

    Authentication plugins: https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/using-the-rest-api/authentication/#authentication-plugins

    Thank you so much for your help. At best it would have been possible to encrypt username and password so that users who use our app with the same login data can use a completely different system (WordPress). But this doesn’t seem to work, so I have to think about other solutions.

    Thank you for your effort and kind regards

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