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AskBot as an independent app, but sharing users with another

Hi, due to the complexity of my app, I would like to run AskBot as an independent app (which I would style to give the illusion, to some extent, that the user is on the same site).

The app would end up being at

Obviously I want to:

  1. Share the user credential
  2. Disable Login/Logout from AskBot
  3. Share the user avatars

Could I achieve this by means of sharing the same database between my app and askbot, and of course doing some customization of askbot's code (which I have forked already)?

Thank you!

siovene's avatar
asked 2012-05-05 01:29:38 -0600
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todofixthis's avatar todofixthis (2012-05-05 09:21:21 -0600) edit
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Hi, we have an idea to implement OAuth2-based API to log users in via an external application (like yours) and populate the user profiles in askbot, based on your data.

We have not done any work for this yet, it is on the stage of research. We intend to implement this soon though as the use case is very common.

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2012-05-05 13:20:44 -0600, updated 2012-05-05 13:22:05 -0600
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