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Steam Connect - Sign in with your Steam Account! [RC3]
Mod Version: 1.4.5, by Disasterpiece (Coder) Disasterpiece is offline
Developer Last Online: Sep 2018 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (40 votes - 4.88 average) Installs: 239
Released: 15 Jul 2011 Last Update: 07 Nov 2012 Downloads: 2320
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Steam Connect



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-- Steam Connect Addon for vBulletin 4.2.x;
Development Platform := vBulletin 4.1.3 - 4.2.0, Debian Linux, PHP5, MySQL5, apache2;

Dependencies := lib cUrl (PHP), openid (included);

Author := Andreas "Radon" Rudolph, Disasterpiece;

Contact := radon@purgatory-labs.de, http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/member.php?u=198844

Homepage := http://purgatory-labs.de


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE INSTALLING

This addon is Unsupported as of 2015 until further notice. I have not enough time or interest in vbulletin to keep this alive.

This addon provides a framework for future extensions which make use of the Steam API.
It helps to determine the SteamID of an user. Unless older methods of inserting the steam
id into a user field, the addon lets the user authenticate with Steam OpenID, therefore
you can trust 100%, that this particular user is the same user as the Steam-ID provided.

Users can link their Steam ID to their forum account or they can create a new account
using details pulled from their Steam Profile.
Like the Facebook connect plugin, it allows users to quickly set up a forum account without
having to define a password or an email address. This option can be disabled in the AdminCP,
however it is encouraged to allow users to use this quick-register feature, since they
already authenticated themselves through steam, so any additional password or email
authentication is just unnecessary.

If the user decides to un-link his forum account with his steam-profile, he has to set up
a password and email first, so the forum account remains usable after this.

At the moment, the addon is in its second RC state, which means that the current versions contain mostly bugfixes and are candidates for a full release.
Until now, the product worked without major problems in productive environments.
Although it is stable as is, the author doesn't provide any guarantee.
Due to the nature of the addon and how vBulletin manages 3rd party code inclusion, additional
login and register methods have been provided by the plugin. It is discouraged to use the
plugin on high profile communities in this early development state.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post in this thread.


F.A.Q. / General Issues / Error Messages

"There has been a problem with the OpenID libary: No OpenID Server found at http://steamcommunity.com/openid"
- Additionally, a 503 HTTP error is thrown. Simple solution: Wait. Steam Community servers are overloaded/down right now, there's nothing you can do about it

Do NOT uninstall the mod if you want to keep the linked users records. Upgrading means uploading the new product xml file for the new version and choose "overwrite" in the upload dialog.
The Installer will handle the update process by its own. Uninstalling the product will erase all the table fields which contain the steam link data.



STEAM CONNECT ADDONS

- Steam Mini Profiles


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  #346  
Old 06 Nov 2012, 07:35
joshskeety joshskeety is offline
 
Join Date: May 2004
Thanks for the update DP. I noticed that it added a few people to the member group who I had missed! Awesome.

One problem though, there are several users who are not in my steam group anymore and they were not removed from that secondary usergroup.
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Old 06 Nov 2012, 12:01
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Originally Posted by x3evolution View Post
I am having an issue, when i get added to the "forum" group for being in the steam group, in the mysql tables it puts my membergroupid as ,15. vBulletin doesnt like this or mysql doesnt like it, is there a fix to make it to where this isnt an issue ?
I was sure that vb won't have a problem with that because I have seen other addons doing this too (the ,42 thing with the comma even if there's only one group) I'll check it later and upload a fixed version.

Originally Posted by Blackglade View Post
Ok so i found the thing you told me to download and i installed it. Now its STILL not appearing in my postbit thing and according to what you said i will find the avatar urls as a template var. What does that mean and where do i post {vb:raw post.steamavatar} so that i can get it to appear underneath the username of my users when they post a thread or a reply?
I suggest you send me a pm with your forum details and an administrative account, also include a detailed description how you want it to appear, then I'll take a look myself.

Originally Posted by joshskeety View Post
Thanks for the update DP. I noticed that it added a few people to the member group who I had missed! Awesome.

One problem though, there are several users who are not in my steam group anymore and they were not removed from that secondary usergroup.
Can you run the maintenance action and confirm that it doesn't remove such users? If so, I'll check later today and include a fix in the next version. The membergroup thing is still a bit clunky, there are more than one user fields which need to be checked... Maybe I'll rework it so it is correct once and for all
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  #348  
Old 06 Nov 2012, 13:23
joshskeety joshskeety is offline
 
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Yep, it doesn't remove them at all.

Our group has gotten quite sizable so it's hard to keep track of when users all the time. Sometimes we'll have users leave our group and not tell us, so they'll still have access to our Member only forums when we wouldn't want them having access. That's primarily what I use this feature for. Plus, it's nice to have our Member usergroup and Steam members group fully sync'd.
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  #349  
Old 06 Nov 2012, 15:14
jaffaman jaffaman is offline
 
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Installed and working on Version 4.2.0 PL3
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  #350  
Old 06 Nov 2012, 15:34
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Is there away to make it so people who haven't linked there steam account to have a button saying "Link your steam account now" instead it saying "Sign in using steam"?
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  #351  
Old 06 Nov 2012, 16:59
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Disaster this is what i get when i have the issue



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  #352  
Old 06 Nov 2012, 17:14
jldrake jldrake is offline
 
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Can you add a steam connect option to set the size of the avatar in the profile. Right now its way to big on full. It would be nice to have a drop down setting to change everybody on the websites steam avatar size.

It would also be nice to haven an option to turn that off/on.
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  #353  
Old 06 Nov 2012, 17:21
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Originally Posted by Disasterpiece View Post
I suggest you send me a pm with your forum details and an administrative account, also include a detailed description how you want it to appear, then I'll take a look myself.
OK i sent you the information, once again thanks a lot
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  #354  
Old 06 Nov 2012, 17:59
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Originally Posted by iSins View Post
Is there away to make it so people who haven't linked there steam account to have a button saying "Link your steam account now" instead it saying "Sign in using steam"?
You could modify the graphic to say what you want it to say if you like.

Originally Posted by x3evolution View Post
Disaster this is what i get when i have the issue



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That must be related to the membergroup format issue I discussed a few posts earlier. Do you need immediate help with this? If so, please contact me with access to your database (phpmyadmin) or send me a PM, I'll explain you how to fix this by yourself if you prefer.

Originally Posted by jldrake View Post
Can you add a steam connect option to set the size of the avatar in the profile. Right now its way to big on full. It would be nice to have a drop down setting to change everybody on the websites steam avatar size.

It would also be nice to haven an option to turn that off/on.
I'll look into it.
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  #355  
Old 07 Nov 2012, 19:57
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Another Update Time!

Today I included a bunch of fixes for functionalities and a critical bugfix which caused database errors in some cases.


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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You'll find a small patch process when updating the plugin file. Older versions of the mod just appended additional usergroups to the existing ones, this could lead to invalid strings like ,1 or 5,,6 which would cause database errors if they appeared. The patcher fixes those entries and the updated addon will make sure that this won't happen again.

Next are a few new options, the important ones being that you now can force steam users to enter an email address. At the beginning I thought that new users shouldn't be bothered with having to enter an email address but I respect many forum owners want to be able to send those users emails nontheless, so you're now able to turn on quick registration but have the user to enter an email address. This of course doesn't affect existing users which didn't enter one.

Next is the improved update functionality for handling with additional usergroups when a user registers with steam connect and is in the specified steam group. Last time this didn't work quite well, so now everything revolving about those groups and linking/unlinking forum accounts should work as intended.
Additionally, the scheduled job which keeps those associations updated runs every day at 4:00 am. If you want to increase the interval or change the time, you may do so in the scheduled task section of the admincp.

What you'll notice is a linkback at the footer of your forum to this vb.org mod page and to steam. Reason is, that steam does actually require a linkback to appear on any sites which use their API. This change follows the requirement and appends a linkback to this mod if someone is curious where to find this addon. This doesn't give me any benefits like revenue other than more popularity for the mod which again doesn't generate any money for me directly. You are welcome to donate a small amount if you really want to remove the backlink to this mod page, the steam backlink however must remain because I don't have any power over their rules.

As always, backup your forum before updating, download the newest archive file, upload all contents inside "upload" into your forum overwriting existing ones, then upload the new xml plugin file in your admincp choosing to update existing products.

Let me know if any issues come up.
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  #356  
Old 07 Nov 2012, 20:31
jaffaman jaffaman is offline
 
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Updated no problems
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  #357  
Old 07 Nov 2012, 20:50
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Originally Posted by Disasterpiece View Post
- Added the option to immediately check if the user is member of the specified steamgroup. This should be disabled if the steam
group is too huge, (remember that for each page the script needs to query, the registration process is delayed 1 second)
in which case the correct steamgroup dependant usergroup is assigned the next time the scheduled task runs.
Why does this check need to take so long? I think you could use the ISteamUser/GetUserGroupList API. Ex:
http://api.steampowered.com/ISteamUser/GetUserGroupList/v0001/?key=<redacted>&format=xml&steamid=76561197968459473
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  #358  
Old 08 Nov 2012, 09:27
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Real name: Martin Weltchek
I had to update mine twice to get it to show in admincp settings

FROM
product-steamconnect_1_4_4rc3.zip
TO
product-steamconnect_1_4_5rc3.zip

And the API and group settings was removed as well

Not complaining just might be my hosting...
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Old 08 Nov 2012, 19:01
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Disasterpiece Disasterpiece is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Drunken F00l View Post
Why does this check need to take so long? I think you could use the ISteamUser/GetUserGroupList API. Ex:
http://api.steampowered.com/ISteamUser/GetUserGroupList/v0001/?key=<redacted>&format=xml&steamid=76561197968459473
Thanks, wasn't aware I can use this too. I'll check if I can improve the function.

Originally Posted by CoZmicShReddeR View Post
I had to update mine twice to get it to show in admincp settings

FROM
product-steamconnect_1_4_4rc3.zip
TO
product-steamconnect_1_4_5rc3.zip

And the API and group settings was removed as well

Not complaining just might be my hosting...
I re-arranged the settings, maybe that's why. But it shouldn't be a problem I hope.
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Old 08 Nov 2012, 19:13
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Originally Posted by Disasterpiece View Post
Thanks, wasn't aware I can use this too.
You can have a look at the ISteamWebAPIUtil/GetSupportedAPIList API to see all the APIs available. Just make sure to give it an API key like the other APIs otherwise you'll only see APIs available without an API key.
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