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vBSSO - vBulletin Single Sign-On
Mod Version: 1.6.4, by xeagle (Coder) xeagle is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (39 votes - 4.62 average) Installs: 242
Released: 18 Sep 2011 Last Update: 28 Jun 2014 Downloads: 954
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vBSSO is a vBulletin plugin that helps you connect to different software platforms like content management systems, blogs, and online stores using a secure Single Sign-On

The system has two components. First, there’s a vBulletin plugin that creates an interface for authenticating, controlling access, and managing user profile data. The second component is plugins for other platforms (like WordPress) that teach it to talk to vBulletin and exchange data. Here’s a list of support platforms.

Supported Platforms (https://www.vbsso.com)
  • vBulletin
  • WordPress
  • WordPress Multisite
  • Drupal
  • Mediawiki
  • Moodle
  • Prestashop
  • DokuWiki
  • Joomla
  • Magento

SSO Key Features
  • Run across different sub-domains, domains, servers and ports
  • Easy setup & configuration
  • Automatically log into third party applications when you log into vBulletin
  • Automatically log out of third party applications when you log out of vBulletin

Single Sign-On
  • Log to third party applications through vBulletin
  • Log out of third party applications through vBulletin
  • Register to third party applications through vBulletin
  • Recover password to third party applications through vBulletin

License
  • Free, open source
  • GNU general public license, version 2
  • Reusable code

Safety
  • Encrypted data exchange via private unique shared key
  • Friends with firewalls
  • Communicates purely through API of the connected platform
  • Basic Access Authentication support

Setup & Configuration
  • Quick startup
  • Advanced configuration options
  • Backup & Restore

Avatars
  • Sync vBulletin avatars with third-party applications

User Groups
  • Restrict access to third-party applications using vBulletin usergroups
  • Add visitors of third-party applications to vBulletin usergroups

Miscellaneous
  • Custom vBulletin login page
  • Custom vBulletin registration page
== Changelog ==

= 1.6.4 =
  • Feature #6421: vBSSO | Add PHP 7.1, 72 support. Fixed PHP warnings.
  • [Updated on March 26, 2019]

= 1.6.1 =
  • Added PHP 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0 support for vBulletin 4.2.
  • Fixed an issue when vBulletin throws the Warning: Invalid argument supplied... in case of connecting platforms on different domains/BAA.
  • Fixed an issue when user location is shown as unknown on the "Currently Active Users" page.
  • Other enhancements and bugs fixes.
  • [Updated on July 25, 2017]

= 1.6.0 =
  • Added PHP 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0 support for vBulletin 4.1.x.
  • Fixed the issue when download logs function was not working and was displaying an empty white screen (PHP5.6).
  • EOL (End-of-life due to the end of life of this version) for PHP 5.2 support.
  • EOL (End-of-life due to the end of life of this version) for vBulletin 3.x support.
  • Other enhancements and bugs fixes.
  • [Updated March 10, 2017]

= 1.5.1 =
  • Fixed an issue when vBulletin redirects to WordPress search page after сlearing the browser's cookie and cache.
  • [Updated February 19, 2016]
= 1.5 =
  • Fixed fatal error on logout operation if logout is initiated from "vBulletin Mobile Suite".
  • Enhanced intensive logging to troubleshoot issues with ease.
  • Added vBulletin 5 compatibility notifications message on installation.
  • [Updated August 31, 2015]

= 1.4.16 =
  • Added PHP 5.6 support
  • Added support of cross-domain single-sign on in Internet Explorer.
  • Fixed an issue when vBSSO didn't connect platform with strong www redirect.
  • Fixed an issue when vBulletin didn't work as a child platform.
  • Fixed an issue when vBSSO widget for Wordpress didn't show the number of notifications due to bug on vBulletin side.
  • Other enhancements and bugs fixes.
  • [Updated June 04, 2015]

We strongly recommend you to upgrade vBSSO to the latest version (1.4.15)

= 1.4.15 =
  • Fixed the potential SQL injection vulnerability that might display md5 version of password (the original password is safe).
  • Fixed an issue when sometimes avatars are not fetched and displayed in connected to vBulletin platforms.
  • Fixed an issue when some redirects in vBulletin 3.x were processed improperly.
  • Fixed an issue when sometimes white screen was displayed after registration.
  • Fixed <base> tag for vBulletin 3.x
  • Other enhancements and bugs fixes.
  • [Updated January 20, 2015]

= 1.4.14 =
  • Fixed "Support www alias" option on "Connect Platform" page.
  • Fixed <base> tag behavior when "Always use Forum URL as Base Path" option disabled.
  • Other enhancements and bugs fixes.
  • [Updated November 17, 2014]

= 1.4.13 =
  • Implemented possibility to get vBulletin notifications counter through vBSSO.
  • Improved avatars rendering method.
  • Added usergroups support in vBulletin as connected platform.
  • Added a new warning entry to “Warnings” page identifying vBulletin hooks status.
  • Added a new warning entry to “Warnings” page identifying forum accounts with empty username.
  • Added a new warning entry to “Warnings” page identifying missing PHP extensions.
  • Added a new warning entry to “Warnings” page identifying disabled PHP functions required by vBSSO.
  • Added support for authorization both with www and without it.
  • Fixed an issue, when the platform couldn’t be disconnnected while uninstalling vBSSO.
  • Fixed AdminCP login issue.
  • Fixed E_NOTICE errors in debug mode.
  • Other enhancements and bugs fixes.
  • [Updated November 1, 2014]

= 1.4.12 =
  • Made the version compatible with other extensions like "PurevB Theme Manager", "GlowHost - Spam-O-Matic", "PhotoPost vBGallery".
  • Added a new warning entry to "Warnings" page identifying forum accounts with duplicated username/email and empty email addresses.
  • Added a forum "moderation" page support while user is being registered through vBSSO.
  • Logout is not any longer restricted by "Access Settings" configuration.
  • Adding "https" domains to forum "whitelist".
  • Fixed the "logs in .zip" downloading issue.
  • Resolved "Logout" issue for user with no forum access privileges when two forums are connected to each other.
  • Adjusted "Access Settings" to handle login access restrictions properly.
  • Other enhancements and bugs fixes.
  • [Updated June 17, 2013]

= 1.4.11 =
  • Prepared the feature to handle broken user accounts between WordPress and vBulletin.
  • Enhancements and bugs fixes.
  • [Updated May 22, 2013]

= 1.4.10 =
  • Added usergroups support in vBSSO vBulletin. Other vBSSO extensions should implement vBSSO vBulletin usergroups API to support usergroups on a connected platform.
  • Implemented an ability to login visitors by their email address.
  • Improved support of vBulletin SSL mode.
  • Improved vBSSO avatars lookup performance.
  • Removed unsed 'cssrollup_vbsso.xml'.
  • Fixed login issue through vBulletin API. Tapatalk compatible.
  • Fixed the issue when "Show vBulletin Profile" option is not being updated in case of connection two forums.
  • Fixed the issue when the platform couldn't be connected if "Allowed User Groups" is filled out to restrict login access.
  • Other enhancements and bugs fixes.
  • [Updated May 20, 2013]

= 1.4.9 =
  • Restored the visibility of the activation message showed before user proceeds with login after registration process.
  • Improved "Logging & Notifications" section to get much quicker and flexible access to log files.
  • Added a special section called "Warnings" to warn administrators about potential issues required to be solved.
  • Added tips to "Access Settings" section.
  • Improved the verification process in case if we establish forum to forum connection.
  • "vBulletin Links" section was renamed to "Link Custom Pages".
  • Enhancements and bugfixes.
  • [Updated February 01, 2013]

= 1.4.8 =
  • Made vBSSO "vBulletin 4.2.0 PL3" compatible.
  • Added new supported profile fields "Birth", "Phone".
  • Enhancements and bugfixes.
  • [Updated October 26, 2012]

= 1.4.7 =
  • Extended the authentication and login vBSSO API.
  • Added 4 new hooks (vBSSO Login Event, vBSSO Logout Event, vBSSO Authentication Event, vBSSO Register Event).
  • Fixed creating user from admincp.
  • Fixed Admin Panel menu items order.
  • Enhancements and bugfixes.
  • [Updated October 26, 2012]

= 1.4.6 =
  • Implemented support of SSL.
  • Handled endless redirect once it finds non-compatible accounts.
  • Fixed the conflict when "Save stylesheets to files" option is enabled in vBulletin 3.x.
  • Enhancements and bugfixes.
  • [Updated September 23, 2012]

= 1.4.5 =
  • Implemented support of avatars for connected vBulletin platform.
  • Implemented support of user profile and author links for connected vBulletin platform.
  • Adjusted login form for connected vBulletin platform.
  • Implemented the feature to update the settings of all the connected platforms as soon as master plugin is upgraded.
  • Enhancements and bugfixes.
  • [Updated September 03, 2012]

= 1.4.4 =
  • Added vBulletin 3.x compatibility.
  • Added support of vBulletin connection as slave platform.
  • Fixed an issue on adding new user from admincp when it is not added to the connected platforms.
  • Fixed "Class 'LoggerReflectionUtils' not found" issue.
  • [Updated August 10, 2012]

= 1.4.3 =
  • Http status code 100 shouldn't be tracked as error - fixed.
  • Adjusted extensive debug logging of the response errors.
  • Fixed an issue when sometimes avatars are not fetched and displayed in connected to vBulletin platforms.
  • [Updated June 22, 2012]

= 1.4.2 =
  • Resolved installation error "Invalid SQL: INSERT INTO `vbsso_users`" thrown in cases when account duplicates exist. We check for the duplicates and throw the warning during the installation phase.
  • Fixed Fatal error: Call to undefined function print_cp_header() error when vBulletin is configured to have custom named AdminCP folder.
  • Implemented un-installation hook to disconnect all the connected to vBSSO platforms.
  • Added a check to warn if vBulletin "User Registration Options -> Require Unique Email Addresses" is disabled and duplicated accounts are allowed.
  • [Updated November 17, 2011]

= 1.4.1 =
  • Fixed Warning: call_user_func_array() [function.call-user-func-array]: First argument is expected to be a valid callback, 'Logger::warning' was given in /vbsso/includes/functions_logging.php.
  • [Updated October 10, 2011]


= 1.4 =
  • Refined Notifications section, renamed it to Logging & Notifications, added the options to log vBSSO logic, keep logging files and send log messages to email.
  • Improved installation process by cleaning up the database before the product is completely installed.
  • Improved installation process by adding a check for the required PHP extension before the plugin is completely installed or upgraded.
  • Fixed the issue that might be a cause of the empty page in admincp.
  • Moved the settings to standard vBulletin Options.
  • Moveed Backup & Restore to standard vBulletin Backup & Restore facility.
  • Added vBulletin 4.x version as a dependency for the plugin.
  • Removed option to set Forum Path.
  • [Updated September 28, 2011]

= 1.3 =
  • Added sending of the authentication event to the connected platform as soon as user is registered in vBulletin.
  • Fixed issue with ':' delimiter located between host and port in url in case of using non-standard port #80
  • Added support to redirect to lost password page via API.
  • Added config.custom.default.php file as a config sample.
  • Fixed "Warning: Call-time pass-by-reference has been deprecated" error.
  • Added error message in case if platform couldn't be verified for some reason.
  • Removed the extra steps to set up forumpath setting, it's being setup automatically during plugin installation.
  • Fixed css to display "SSO provided By" text correctly in different theme layouts.
  • [Updated September 18, 2011]

= 1.2 =
  • First release
  • [Created September 10, 2011]

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  #466  
Old 01 Feb 2013, 17:27
macroforum macroforum is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Hi,
thanks for this useful Mod.
I have fatal error in intallation:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function vbsso_helper_find_improper_hooks() in /home/phototar/domains/macroforum.org/public_html/includes/adminfunctions_plugin.php(1174) : eval()'d code on line 7

vBulletin Suite 4.2

Please help
Thanks
Antonio
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  #467  
Old 01 Feb 2013, 18:25
xeagle xeagle is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Originally Posted by DefiantComplex View Post
Curious, was just the VB side updated or was other plugins as well?

Such as WP and things?
The updates for other plugins are going to be released soon as well.
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  #468  
Old 01 Feb 2013, 18:28
xeagle xeagle is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Originally Posted by macroforum View Post
Hi,
thanks for this useful Mod.
I have fatal error in intallation:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function vbsso_helper_find_improper_hooks() in /home/phototar/domains/macroforum.org/public_html/includes/adminfunctions_plugin.php(1174) : eval()'d code on line 7

vBulletin Suite 4.2

Please help
Thanks
Antonio
If you copied all the mod files and the error appears, please contact support team via http://vbsso.com providing your site details to let them take a look and identify the cause.
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  #469  
Old 01 Feb 2013, 19:03
macroforum macroforum is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Hi, i have uploaded all files in upload folder and i have imported xml file...
I sent mail with this page http://vbsso.com/report-an-issue/
It's right?
thanks...
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Old 01 Feb 2013, 19:11
xeagle xeagle is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Originally Posted by macroforum View Post
Hi, i have uploaded all files in upload folder and i have imported xml file...
I sent mail with this page http://vbsso.com/report-an-issue/
It's right?
thanks...
Yes, correct, thx!
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  #471  
Old 03 Feb 2013, 02:35
Rolll Rolll is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Originally Posted by xeagle View Post
The feature is feasible to be added to vBSSO. We have added it to our tasks list.
Thanks. Good job.
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  #472  
Old 04 Feb 2013, 17:23
tcviper tcviper is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Amazingly happy with the support that was given to us from the team behind VBSSO. Thank you very much for helping us out making the InterWave Studios forums the best!
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  #473  
Old 05 Feb 2013, 09:42
augrunt augrunt is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Those of you having issues with VBSSO and Mobile Apps

Hey guys,

I've recently discovered my Android app wasn't working. Not sure if the iOS version had the same problem, but most likely it did.

Here's what would happen. If I tried to login with VBSSO active with *correct* credentials (if you provide invalid, the error is 'invalid username/password') it would say
Error code error logging you in...

So what I did was I went into the plugin manager and found the VBSSO plugins that hook into login_redirect and logout_redirect and encapsulated the code


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

i.e. vBSSO Login Redirect

Original:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Modified:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

I did that to logout_redirect (since if you didn't, you'd have an error logging out too) and just in case, the login bit too. It works and I don't see any issues! Hope this helps.
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  #474  
Old 05 Feb 2013, 14:14
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Hey guys,
vbull 4.2
wordpress 3.5
i have a short prob, so my vbulletin says:
Please upload the files that came with this product before installing or upgrading! So, i have upload the files in the root and in forum path. What made i wrong? thx
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  #475  
Old 05 Feb 2013, 19:19
xeagle xeagle is offline
 
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Originally Posted by tomtom1984 View Post
Hey guys,
vbull 4.2
wordpress 3.5
i have a short prob, so my vbulletin says:
Please upload the files that came with this product before installing or upgrading! So, i have upload the files in the root and in forum path. What made i wrong? thx
Could you please check that your files (from upload folder) only in one location in a root of your forum?
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Old 05 Feb 2013, 20:14
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jup
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Old 06 Feb 2013, 08:53
xeagle xeagle is offline
 
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Originally Posted by tomtom1984 View Post
jup
Anyway it looks like you have done something improperly during the installation. Please contact vbsso support on their website providing access to your forum and ftp, so they will help you to install the product.
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  #478  
Old 07 Feb 2013, 07:41
ZGeek ZGeek is offline
 
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Gotta say, I have been running this pluggin on my wordpress / vb site for a week now and its really good. And thanks xeagle for you support for the few issues I had.
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  #479  
Old 07 Feb 2013, 14:25
djvd-sammobile djvd-sammobile is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Question

Can someone explain the vBSSO Access Settings to me?
Allowed User Groups
User groups ids having access to any platform (separated by comma)

Allowed WordPress User Groups
User groups ids having access to WordPress platform (separated by comma)

Associated WordPress User Groups
User groups associating visitors from WordPress platform (separated by comma)




And how come my Admin-group from vB4 can login to wordpress, but regular users can't?
(they should be able to comment, while admin should be able to administer)

Eg. the usergroups are completely unclear to me. Thanks for any help or reply in advance!

Last edited by djvd-sammobile; 07 Feb 2013 at 16:38. Reason: formatting
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Old 08 Feb 2013, 00:22
furnival furnival is offline
 
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This looks great! Any news on making this Joomla compatible please?
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