phpBB, IPB, MyBB, these systems usually have incompatible password saving process that is different from vB, and then, when you import a forum into vBulletin, you loose passwords, so members have to reset them…
i’ve done it in the past for a client, so i suppose i can replicate it, even if it is 5 years ago… and no source code!
in ImpEx, import the password anyway, AND tag the usertable with a new field called « importedfrom », and the entry will be the forum name it was inported from.
>> Roger with password XXXXX from phpbb
when the user click to login, two processes are added:
1- the unhashed password is filtered into the verif of the system « importedfrom »… and hit against the password saved in the dB.
2- after approved password, the hashed password is saved to replace the old password. and the « importedfrom » is emptied so the process will not do it again.
that way, we do not have to filter all passwords on ImpEx, each time an imported user log-in, the system will simply update the password with the proper hash.
i’ll do this with phpBB as it is free and we have access to the process. if i find the one of IPB i let you know… 🙂
wanna play with this?
i want to have stunning engines for INET, they have to notice that we work better than their staff.