SMK User Authentication: Authenticate users with MySQL database records

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This package can be used to authenticate users against a MySQL database of user records.

It can verify whether there is a record for an active user given the user name and password.

If the authentication succeeds, it creates a record for a new session in another database table.

The new session identifier is set to a session cookie. This cookie can be verified in subsequent accesses to determine whether the user was previously authenticated and the session did not expire.

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Fist of all, this package is based on the authentication used in mambo/joomla, also including the database
object of this premium CMS ( . The files are altered to ensure stand-alone functioning of the classes.
Mostly i worked on auth.class.php, in database.php i just got out some code that dd not make sense outside the 
joomla framework


1. Import the "script.sql" in your MySQL Database (It adds a default user "Testman", password "t")
2. Alter the accourding to your system setup. 
	Please adjust the SESSION timeout since it is maybe to high for you.
3. Build a login page similar to my example "login.php". you should include the two files 
4. in all the "registered only" pages include     "require_once('auth.php')" on top. Please check "index.php"

Please write me if you find some bugs or problems



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File Role Description
Plain text file auth.class.php Class Core Authentication class
Accessible without login Plain text file auth.php Aux. Authentication module
Plain text file database.php Class Database Class (a light version of the one included in the joomla distribution)
Accessible without login Plain text file Conf. Configuration script. Adjust to your Mysql configuration
Accessible without login Plain text file index.php Example Example file that uses authentication
Accessible without login Plain text file login.php Example Example login script.
Accessible without login Plain text file Readme.txt Doc. Documentation, how-to-install
Accessible without login Plain text file script.sql Data Table creation script

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Very useful authentication class.
13 years ago (Alex Capalneanu)

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