Has anyone integrated JForum with Apache Roller 4?
If so, do you have any gotchas etc?
I have been trying to get Roller integrated with Acegi CAS with a view to using CAS to provide SSO for JForum as well, but haven't managed to get this working, so I'm going back to the drawing board and looking to roll my own integration... [originally posted on jforum.net by StuBramley]
I haven't done any CAS programming but I looked at it for a project a while back (3-4 years). I seemed to remember that it was a filter and web.xml defined roles based system.
As far as authentication, you might be able to just add the CAS filter and then define a whole webapp security constraint to force a CAS login screen (if needed). The filter should set up the request object so that you can get a Principal object for the user.
For JForum's SSO, you can then use the RemoteUserSSO class to verify that the valid principal has a minimum JForum User table entry. E.g., userName, default e-mail, etc.
If you want to get more information about the user, e.g. their real name, e-mail, etc. You'll have to create your own SSO class to query CAS for this info.
Integrating CAS groups/roles into jForum roles might be possible, but it would be a fairly challenging bit of coding. [originally posted on jforum.net by monroe]