I have just over 6,000 users on a site that I am going to sunset that I want to migrate to a Discourse forum that is already up and running and connected to the site via a toolbar link.
Some of the sites 6,000 users already have forum accounts but most don’t. The way it works is that if you are logged in to the site and click the Forums link in the toolbar, you can use your site credentials to log in to your Discourse account, which is created automatically (I assume, I didn’t do the SSO coding).
Once the site is offline we are going to redirect everyone to the forum.
Prior to that I would like to export my 6,000 user’s emails and names from my site’s MongoDB database and:
- Import them into my forum’s Discourse database
- Automatically create an account for each imported user
- Force each user to select a new password when they log into the forum for the first time
Has anyone done this or have any suggestions on the best way to proceed?
I have also read about the Bulk Import feature. I would prefer not to go that route but if that is a the quickest/easiest way to get existing users to create forum accounts I will go try that.
Thanks in advance.