[geeklog-devel] GL2 Login works
tony at tonybibbs.com
Mon Dec 20 16:51:21 EST 2004
Pretty soon here I will be checking in a version of Geeklog 2 which
successfully authenticates a user. I have taken care to factor the code
in such a way that the means by which one manages a user account can be
changed by simply implementing one class and changing a setting in the
Being that noone has looked into the code yet (hint, hint) I'll take
this time to discuss the basic design:
The most basic part of the account management equation is the
Geeklog_AccountManager (in AccountManager.php). It's job is to read the
Account Manager it needs to create from a value in the configuration
file ($glConf['account_manager']), and generate an instance of that
class which is responsible for doing the work.
All account managers must implement the Geeklog_AccountManagerInterface
(AccountManagerInterface.php) which provides methods for creating
accounts, deleting accounts, authenticating users and changing
passwords. Other method will probably be added to this interface (i.e.
update account, etc) but I won't bother with them until we establish the
As such, I have created default AccountManager...named
Geeklog_DefaultAccountManager in DefaultAccountManager.php (see the
All this said, one could, for example, create a LDAPAccountManager,
IMAPAccountManager, etc to have GL2 authenticate to any datastore. I'd
like to see LDAP and IMAP bundled in with GL2 (any takers?).
So, have a look in CVS and let me know what you do/don't like about what
I have so far.
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