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chadclund
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  • YAF Forumling Topic Starter YAF Version: unknown
a year ago
OK, so just a couple of quick questions before I download and try out this forum system.

I have an existing forum system (.NET/MSSQL) for a client and would need to:
1. Import existing members (and threads) into the new YAF forum
2. Manage membership outside of the forum system (our members are monthly membership) (other parts of the website have member only access pages).
3. All of my current forum is hard coded (no API or .NET membership roles), member data is MSSQL encrypted and stored. That being said, how hard will it be to switch over to this system?

I know that my questions are very broad here, and I am just looking for a birdseye view. Thank you in advance
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tha_watcha
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  • YAF.NET Project Lead 🤴 YAF Version: 3.0.3
a year ago
Technically it should be possible to do. The only problem would be to import the passwords. If you store them correctly and you cant decode them then the only solution would be to reset all password and notify users of a needed password reset.

For importing the users you have 3 options to import them...
  1. Use the User Importer to import users from an xml oder csv file
  2. import them via an sql script
  3. import them via code

When the users are imported then you can also manage them outside the forum inside the website.
chadclund
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  • YAF Forumling Topic Starter YAF Version: unknown
11 months ago
Yes, I can decrypt through code before creating a csv.
Thank you for your response and clarifying
chadclund
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  • YAF Forumling Topic Starter YAF Version: unknown
11 months ago
What about importing existing forum posts from another system?
Just gotta do it my hand?
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