[osflash] Open source user management / subscription?
osflash at wpidalamar.com
Wed Mar 5 05:24:27 PST 2008
Blogs, CMS, bulletin boards, chat systems, social networks, most
RIA's... they all have something in common. Users. Users need to
sign up and log in. Why is it that each system, even open source
systems, end up implementing their own User management system? I bet
there's several million login form implementations out there by now,
So, does anyone know of any open source user management / subscription systems?
In general I'd want things like
- Allowing users to sign up (email verification, catpcha support,
configurable list of user details to require)
- Assign various access levels (or attributes?) to users.
- Allow users to log in / log out
- Detect multiple failed logins for a user or from a source host with
configurable temporary lockouts
- Provide a simple API to use in applications that build upon it to
get login status & access level (preferably language-agnostic)
- Mechanism for retrieval of forgotten passwords (email? security
- Provide a simple html based UI to handle all of these functions
(including administrative functions like approving, disabling,
changing access, etc.).
- Provide an XML-RPC or AMF based interface to perform all of the
functions so it's easily customizable by application that builds upon
- Mechanism to include paid subscriptions
There's a ton of full-featured CMS systems out there like drupal,
postnuke, etc. But I'd really like a very basic user management
system that was designed to be built upon. I fear starting with one
of those all-encompassing packages would result in a lot of unneeded
complexity, and a giant security risk in code that I don't even need.
Weird thing is I've needed this for a personal project for a while
now, and my day-job just asked me the exact same question yesterday. I
have to believe there's a huge demand for it.
Thanks for any info,
p.s. much of this email copied from blog, sorry it the tone sounds weird.
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