I am currently working on the forum section of a site I'm helping to develop. Currently, we use phpBB - however the problem that I need to solve is that there doesn't seem to be an easy way to make it talk to our java-based application. Specifically, this is what we need to be able to do:
1. When a user creates a profile on our site - also programmatically create a matching profile in your forum
2. When a user logs into our site - also programmatically log the user into your forum
3. When we create certain articles in our site, we want to programmatically create threads to match those articles and also programmatically get 'handles' to these newly created threads so that we can easily link to them
4. If a user's status changes in our system (suspended, inactive, deleted, etc) - we want to also be able to programmatically change that user's status in your forum. Also, if we assign certain admin privileges to a user in our system - we'd like to also assign similar
admin privileges in your system programmatically.
5. We want to have a method for creating some forums in a 'general' discussion forums area, and some forums that can only be reached if a link is provided (this is not crucial though)
In my view - either a Java API (more preferable) or web-service API would work for this. After going through some of the threads, I got the feeling that these things are possible in your forum project - but I couldn't find a clear answer for what I was looking for.. :?: .. Is there currently a way to do these things with your forum project?
It looks like you are (were) working on JForum API. Your post dated back to 24/02/2006, so I was wondering whether you were able to make a progress of some sort.
I was thinking of XML API to JForum, to enable an external application fully control the forum i.e. create topics/posts and retrieve them. There must be some other important actions which should be exposed through this new XML API which I can not foresee at the moment.
I�۪d be very thankful for any thoughts at that direction.