hi benderbaby ,
try to update the bridge if it's a bit old.
Check your joomla plugins do you have an ajax related plugin or sef enabled ?
To avoid potential redirection problem, the phpbb topics should be "viewable" publically.
If a phpbb user is not yet activated, and that you just bridge after, he won't be able to access his phpbb account ...
All I can suggest. Maybe giving more precisions could help.
My issue is exactly the same as benderbaby (comment from page 16 of this topic). I have been working on it today but so far haven't narrowed it down exactly to a line of code that is causing it. To refresh, here is the issue:
- If I click a direct URL link to a forum or topic that is available to the public, while already logged in to Joomla, I get to the page. The bridge seems to log me in to phpbb because it shows me logged into the forum (username showing with a logout link).
- If I click a direct link to a forum or topic which is private, and i am already logged into Joomla (doesn't matter if user is granted private forum access or not), I get a blank page (no error message or anything). The URL it sticks on is login.php, with a redirect parameter. Sometimes has a sid, sometimes not. At this point, I can remove the page and querystring from the URL and go to the forum index and see it OK. It shows me logged in. I can then click around to get to the private area with no problems. It is only the direct link to the protected area that breaks.
Now, I believe this may be related to the session somehow. When I echoed the session vars I did see that as you land on public areas of the forum it appends the SID to every link, and the session vars in that session are good. In the even of going to a direct link to a protected area, the session is empty. So far, I haven't found why it is empty in these cases.
I need to fix this, and will keep working on it, but I wanted to bring it to your attention. Your response to benderbaby (quoted above) did not solve the issue. When you say topics have to be publicly viewable, is that an unavoidable side effect of your bridge, something you know about but just can't fix? PhpBB has the capability to have private forums, and I am utilizing this for a business purpose, so I need to find a solution. I will let you know if I find the problem, but if you already know what the problem is, please let me know so I am not wasting too much time.