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bbPress Automatic Login

I need to develop a Wordpress site that will use an external user database. I've done this before by creating a custom login/registration page and using standard PHP sessions. The only problem now is that I also need to integrate with bbPress. I need to be able to do 2 things:

When a user logs in via my custom login page, that user should then also be authenticated to use the bbPress forums.

When an active, valid PHP session exists, but a bbPress session does not (for example, if the bbPress session expires before the PHP session), I need the bbPress session to be created.

Can anyone help me with this, point me in the right direction, or give me some kind of starting point?

Much appreciated!
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Julian Matz

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Thanks! I still need to research OAuth a bit more, but it looks like some of the following WordPress functions could come in very handy:

wp_create_user( $username, $password, $email )
wp_insert_user( $userdata )
wp_update_user( $userdata )
wp_signon( $credentials, $secure_cookie )
wp_set_auth_cookie( $user_id, $remember, $secure )
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