We are replacing an old website that had a membership system and a phbBB forum (with separate accounts). The new system we are working on now will have a SSO to the website itself. What I would like to do is this:
- Migrate the old site users to the new site’s auth system
- When the user is logged in, give them the opportunity to “attach” their account to an “old” phpBB account. They will need to supply their credentials to the old phpBB account. On success, our system will associate all of their old postings to their new account.
- The user, when authenticated into the main website, will be able to go to the forum page and interact with the Discourse forum without needing to login.
- The user’s ability to POST to specific categories will be limited based on their membership level with the main website.
Any suggestions on a strategy of how to go about achieving these objectives?