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DNN and Custom Authentication

I am new to DNN, but I have the need to develop a custom authentication module that will call a web service. I have a stand-along web application that calls the webservice to authenticate a user, but I need to integrate this functionality witih DNN.
Please note, I will ultimately have more than one DNN portal if this makes any difference.  Can someone please give me some guidance as to my options?  I assume I'll have to create a new module, I may have to integrate specifically with the Membership Provider etc., but I really don't know.
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steva

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Kishan Zunjare

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Thanks Kishanzunjare.  I will give this a try and re-post a question if I have any problems.
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chrisog,

Just a note on my experience with DNN.  I learned DNN a couple of years ago and built one commercial web site with it but have since dropped it entirely and even redid the one DNN site I built.

I found that the modules that were available were often constricting, not quite doing what I really wanted, and that there was sketchy or no support for them. The first version of a module was usually done by the DNN team, just to show a proof of concept until someone in the community came along and did a better one.  But you never knew if anyone was going to be available to support a module.  The DNN team members seemed to be volunteers and  rotate frequently, so if the designer of your module had moved on you were out of luck - after you had taken the time to learn the module and integrate it into your site.

 The last straw for me was when I wanted to do something that was a stretch for DNN.  There was a commercial  module that went some distance toward what I wanted and I worked the the designer for several months modifying it to do what I wanted, but I pushed him way beyond what he had put into the module and we both agreed finally that we were trying to drive a square peg into a round hole.  I complained to the DNN forum and their solution was that I should hire a DNN consultant to design a custom DNN module from scratch.  At that point I asked myself, "Why am I using DNN?"  

The solution turned out to be quite straight forward and elegant with PHP and MySQL and I never did another DNN site.  Breaking free of DNN, for me,  was like breaking out of prison.

That was my experience with DNN.  

Steve

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