I have been a happy Joomla user for almost 10 years, since the 1.0 days. It’s a great content system, but its file management is not as good as it could be, even with extensions.
I started using ownCloud with v7, and am now looking to move to Nextcloud. I would LOVE to find a way to integrate Nextcloud with Joomla, so that my users could:
- Log into Nextcloud using their Joomla credentials
- Be assigned to groups in Nextcloud, based off their existing group membership in Joomla
In other words, simplify my user management so that by adding them to a group in Joomla, it is reflected in Nextcloud, too, reducing complexity and management overhead.
Is something like this possible, and if so, how would I go about requesting it? I can provide testing environments, if it would help.
This allows Joomla to authenticate to an LDAP service, but it does not allow another service to authenticate against Joomla’s own users & groups. If I was starting from scratch, I could set up an LDAP source, but with 10 years and 1,000 users already on the site, moving to a new authentication system would be extremely painful.
Ideally, I would be able to leverage Joomla’s existing setup for Nextcloud to authenticate against.
Hello, @GJSchaller. I now what you mean and I’m facing now the same need. I have a Joomla website, and I need to integrate the authentication of my NextCloud instance. do you find the solution for that?
No solution yet. I got a lot of responses to use a common external system (LDAP, SSO, etc.) but nothing that lets me authenticate against Joomla itself, and use its member groups for NextCloud security.
how is joomla storing it’s user-database? which one is it? it’s php innit?
so well ya… there could be a solution. but you’d need a database-geek to do the tweaks.