PHPBB3 Sessions Integration

Here are some article links and information I have run across on various topics.
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PHPBB3 Sessions Integration

Post by dzcadii » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:35 pm

If you are looking for a way to integrate your user session management (login) on your site with phpbb3 just follow these steps.

Article Information:
Article ID: 112
Written By: pentapenguin
Written On: Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:43 am
Description: This article will show you how to integrate phpBB3's sessions into your existing website.

Knowledge Base - phpBB3 Sessions Integration
phpBB3 Sessions Integration


If you have an existing website, you may want to use phpBB3's sessions with your site. Why? Well, you can check to see if the user is logged in, what permissions the user has, and more. Note: this article is for integration into your existing site -- if you just need to make another web page that looks like phpBB3, see this article: Add a New Custom Page to phpBB

Let's get started.

Step 1

The first step in integrating phpBB3 into your site is to rename your existing file's extension (if necessary) to .php -- for example you would need to rename mypage.html to mypage.php Of course, this will break any existing links so be sure to update your links to point to the new mypage.php file.

Step 2

You will need to add this code at the top of every page you want to add phpBB's sessions into.

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define('IN_PHPBB', true);
$phpbb_root_path = (defined('PHPBB_ROOT_PATH')) ? PHPBB_ROOT_PATH : './';
$phpEx = substr(strrchr(__FILE__, '.'), 1);
include($phpbb_root_path . 'common.' . $phpEx);

// Start session management

Your existing page goes here

If you want access to a phpBB language file, then change this line:

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to this:

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Replace base-name-of-language-file-here with the name of the language file you want without the .php extension. For example, if you need to load the viewtopic.php language file, then use this code:

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And that's all! Now you have full access to the phpBB sessions information.

Step 3 -- examples

Checking to see if a user is logged in

A very simple example to see if the user is logged in -- if he or she is logged in, a thank you message is displayed along with their username, but if they are not logged in, a message is displayed asking them to login.

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if ($user->data['user_id'] == ANONYMOUS)
   echo 'Please login!';

   echo 'Thanks for logging in, ' . $user->data['username_clean'];
Here's a list of all the user data variables you can access or check:

  • user_id - ID number of the user
    user_type - 2
    group_id - 1
    user_permissions - 00000000003khra6tc
    user_perm_from - 0
    user_ip -
    user_regdate - UNIX timestamp of the user's registration date
    username - user's username
    username_clean - clean version of the username
    user_password - hashed password as outputted by the phpbb_hash() function
    user_passchg - 0
    user_pass_convert - 0
    user_email - user's email address
    user_email_hash - 0
    user_birthday -
    user_lastvisit - 0
    user_lastmark - 0
    user_lastpost_time - 0
    user_lastpage -
    user_last_confirm_key -
    user_last_search - UNIX timestamp of the last search the user performed
    user_warnings - total number of warnings
    user_last_warning - UNIX timestamp of last warning
    user_login_attempts - number of login attempts this session
    user_inactive_reason - 0
    user_inactive_time - 0
    user_posts - total number of posts made by the user
    user_lang - user's language
    user_timezone - 0.00
    user_dst - 0
    user_dateformat - d M Y H:i
    user_style - 1
    user_rank - 0
    user_colour -
    user_new_privmsg - 0
    user_unread_privmsg - 0
    user_last_privmsg - 0
    user_message_rules - 0
    user_full_folder - -3
    user_emailtime - 0
    user_topic_show_days - 0
    user_topic_sortby_type - t
    user_topic_sortby_dir - d
    user_post_show_days - 0
    user_post_sortby_type - t
    user_post_sortby_dir - a
    user_notify - 0
    user_notify_pm - 1
    user_notify_type - 0
    user_allow_pm - 1
    user_allow_viewonline - 1
    user_allow_viewemail - 1
    user_allow_massemail - 0
    user_options - 895
    user_avatar -
    user_avatar_type - 0
    user_avatar_width - 0
    user_avatar_height - 0
    user_sig - the user's signature
    user_sig_bbcode_uid -
    user_sig_bbcode_bitfield -
    user_from - user's location
    user_icq - user's ICQ address
    user_aim - user's AIM address
    user_yim - user's Yahoo Messenger address
    user_msnm - user's MSN Live address
    user_jabber - user's Jabber address
    user_website - user's website
    user_occ - user's occupation
    user_interests -
    user_actkey -
    user_newpasswd -
    session_id - cf4eaea2eb0a0a1257bada05cd901ca7
    session_user_id - 1
    session_last_visit - UNIX timestamp of when the user last logged in
    session_start - UNIX timestamp of when the user logged in
    session_time - UNIX timestamp of the last time the user clicked on a page
    session_ip - current IP address
    session_browser - Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070914 Firefox/
    session_forwarded_for -
    session_page - test.php
    session_viewonline - 1
    session_autologin - 0
    session_admin - 0
    is_registered -
    is_bot -

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