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Ken1972
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11 years ago
Gang,

how safe is a YAF without some sort of login validation process?..............

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11 years ago

Gang,

how safe is a YAF without some sort of login validation process?..............

Originally Posted by: Ken1972 

What validation die you Mean exactly ? Did you mean an specific verification process during the registration like email verification. Or do you want to setup a forums without registration?

Ken1972
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11 years ago
I was wondering without registration. Basically open to the public. I assume there was be some risk not having the registration process.?..?
squirrel
11 years ago
Without registration, you will eventually wind up spending many hours a day, constantly babysitting the forums to block the spammers... It's almost a lose/lose situation...
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Ken1972
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11 years ago
My website requires a registration.......but now that Im adding a forum my members will have to register again. Is there any information available to allow our already registered website members use the same login information for logging into our forum?
squirrel
11 years ago
It all depends on your current registration system. There are several topics here, some which use tha_watcha's sample ASP.NET application that has YAF as a 'control' within a page, and they have information in regards to your task. It all depends on the current application and it's membership configuration.

There is also the option of using YAF as your authentication and letting it provide the authentication for the rest of the site. It could be a two way street, but will take much research.


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Ken1972
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11 years ago

It all depends on your current registration system. There are several topics here, some which use tha_watcha's sample ASP.NET application that has YAF as a 'control' within a page, and they have information in regards to your task. It all depends on the current application and it's membership configuration.

There is also the option of using YAF as your authentication and letting it provide the authentication for the rest of the site. It could be a two way street, but will take much research.

Originally Posted by: squirrel 

Is there a file that has the connection to the specific table in the database??........I would like to change the table name.

squirrel
11 years ago
Changing one of YAF's table names will most surely result in a broken YAF.

If you're trying to point your current application to YAF's userbase, you would need to see the ASP.NET membership tables -- those tables store the usernames and passwords - then YAF takes the 'ASP.NET' authenticated user and populates it's profile and role tables as needed.

I believe that's how it works. I'm basically trying to point you in the right direction, but without spending time inside Visual Studio, I wouldn't be able to give more definitive answers.


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Ken1972
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11 years ago

Changing one of YAF's table names will most surely result in a broken YAF.

If you're trying to point your current application to YAF's userbase, you would need to see the ASP.NET membership tables -- those tables store the usernames and passwords - then YAF takes the 'ASP.NET' authenticated user and populates it's profile and role tables as needed.

I believe that's how it works. I'm basically trying to point you in the right direction, but without spending time inside Visual Studio, I wouldn't be able to give more definitive answers.

Originally Posted by: squirrel 

What I could do is continue validating our users login information when they log into the website which will give them access to a FREE YAF forum......this way they dont have to login twice. Would that work?

Ken1972
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Is it possible to remove the registration feature if I cannot recover my admin permissions/log info?.........I have been trying to recover my login info by providing my screen name....then answering the secret question but it says my answer is wrong. Is there a work around?........can I change something in the database?
squirrel
11 years ago

Is it possible to remove the registration feature if I cannot recover my admin permissions/log info?.........I have been trying to recover my login info by providing my screen name....then answering the secret question but it says my answer is wrong. Is there a work around?........can I change something in the database?

Originally Posted by: Ken1972 

The process involves creating a new user account. Then copy that hashed password over to your admin account in the database -- just the hashed password - then login using your admin account and the password you just copied over.

I also sending you a PM.


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Ken1972
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11 years ago
Excellent! I'll give that a try.

Thank You:)