I want to create a forum for my University. I have some requirements and I wanted to know if I could use JForum for it. I know it is a long post, but please do help me out.
1. There should be one forum software / one database.
2. The forum should be divided into 4 parts
- Electrical Engineering
- Computer Science Engineering
- Applied Science
3. There should be one super admin
- This super admin will create the part admins and have access to all users and topics
4. There should be admins for each of the part called part admin
- This part admin will be responsible for only his part of the forum
- This includes the creation of new users, deleting users and all forum functionality within his part.
5. An admin and members of one part must not see/access the other parts forum
- Example: an arts admin cannot create a new user in Applied science, this admin can create only users and topics in arts part.
- Example: an arts student can post/reply/answer any thread only in the arts part and in no other part.
6. There should be a control panel for each part admin, but limited to only his part.
7. There should a single sign on i.e. When the student logs into the university website, he should be automatically logged into the forum as well.
Sub Gowda wrote:Thanks Jeanne, I think I will do multiple instances of Jforum. I will have to write one code in which if the SuperAdmin changes his/her password, it should be reflected in all the forums.
Yes, you could write something so that the a change to the admin account password triggers a script that changes it in the other database.
Sub Gowda wrote:Do you guys have anything on Single Sign On? I want the users who are logged into my website to be automatically logged into the forum as well.
There's some SSO code in JForum. We haven't used it here.
I was going through the forum and I found a thread on JForum integration. (http://www.coderanch.com/t/578824/jforum/integrate-jforum-project-eclipse)
I was wondering how to Place the jar inside the project and use the binary. I am thinking you mean, Use JForum as a library in my Web Application?? If so I would really appreciate you shedding some light on how to accomplish that with Eclipse?
On a different perspective
I have a web application in one server and I need to deploy jforum into another server, with its own tomcat and mysql. I would like to implement sso as part of my application. So should I pass on the login credentials to jforum. or is it possible to use Jforum's SSO with my webapp.
Sub Gowda wrote: I am thinking you mean, Use JForum as a library in my Web Application??
THere are two ways. One is to use JForum as a .war file inside an .ear file. Another is to copy the jar and standalone files (html etc) into your web application.
Sub Gowda wrote:I have a web application in one server and I need to deploy jforum into another server, with its own tomcat and mysql. I would like to implement sso as part of my application. So should I pass on the login credentials to jforum. or is it possible to use Jforum's SSO with my webapp.
I haven't used SSO in JForum. I recommend starting a new thread for this question.