Thanks for pointing me out in, well, at least some direction.
Georgi, I think catching up with a future SSO in a later SF4 release could do.
Which mean that we will move on with external forum software right away,
and consider gradually moving back to a SF4 forums module whenever that
might show up.
It looks like Yetanotherforum.net (YAF) is the only real contender, but please advice me if someone has integrated other forum software with Sitefinity
, as we are still free to choose differently.
The part of embedding YAF in a user control within Sitefinity is easy,
making Sitefinity the application. For sharing membership/profile
providers between Sitefinity and YAF, it looks like Darren
initially asked for some advice on these forums (Reusing the Sitefinity Membership and Role providers
) and later shared some results on the YAF support forum
. (I'll consider trying to contact him later, but first I need to find out which approach is preferred these days)
I see from one of the YAF wiki
"To integrate with ASP.NET membership, use the same ASP.NET membership
settings on your YAF forum as your main membership. As long as YAF and
your primary membership are on the same page, they will work perfectly
together. You will also need to use the same Forms authentication
settings and possibly set your machineKey if you have YAF running in a
I could use some jump starting here, ASP.NET Membership management is
mostly new to me. Does that still mean I have to create a custom
membership provider in Sitefinity? Anyone with some sample code to give
me an idea of the proportions of this task?
I'll gladly pay a little for some sort of basic solution of sharing membership, going through the Marketplace or elsewhere!