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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by leonsio » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:34 am

ERuiz wrote: Hi Leonsio,

I want to give your connector a try, now that it is Joomla 1.0.8 compatible, but I am having a problem with some of the settings. Take a look at the attached image.

What do I have to put on these input boxes?

I figure that for Cookie Prefix, I need to use bb, since that is what my vb install uses. But what goes into the SOAP Server URL and Key to access SOAP Server?

Thanks for any help.
SOAP URL is the URL to the vbulletin SOAP Server

http://www.mydomain.tld/vbulletin/soap/server.php?wsdl

the Access key is the Secure key for the soap communication
you can define then in the Vbulletin/admincp/Administration/ Vbulletin SOAP API

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by leonsio » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:36 am

EMRhelp.org wrote:
leonsio wrote: com_connector
v. 1.0.0
all connectors are moved to separate packages
fixed some bugs with PHP4
support for joomla 1.0.8
better login/synchronisation handling
Are there any known bugs in v1.00 ?
yes example it was a bug with class name, which can not be find
no security bugs ;)

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by leonsio » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:41 am

@ptmuldoon

has you uploaded all needed files to joomla from the "file_to_replace.zip" file?

common login has nothing to do with the menu link, it should work without it
if it does not work it can have different reasons


@trilljester

its a bug in joomla 1.0.8 ( and it have some more :(, i think the old version was more stable )

open module/mod_login.php

and change

Code: Select all

// ie HTML when already logged in and trying to logout
        if ( $name ) {
                $name = $my->username;
        }
to

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// ie HTML when already logged in and trying to logout
        if ( !$name ) {
                $name = $my->username;
        }

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by ERuiz » Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:58 pm

leonsio wrote:
ERuiz wrote: Hi Leonsio,

I want to give your connector a try, now that it is Joomla 1.0.8 compatible, but I am having a problem with some of the settings. Take a look at the attached image.

What do I have to put on these input boxes?

I figure that for Cookie Prefix, I need to use bb, since that is what my vb install uses. But what goes into the SOAP Server URL and Key to access SOAP Server?

Thanks for any help.
SOAP URL is the URL to the vbulletin SOAP Server

http://www.mydomain.tld/vbulletin/soap/server.php?wsdl

the Access key is the Secure key for the soap communication
you can define then in the Vbulletin/admincp/Administration/ Vbulletin SOAP API
Thanks Leonsio, but I am still lost.  :-\ This is my first time working with SOAP (I DO SHOWER THOUGH lol ) and I can't seem to find this SOAP server on my installation. Do I need to install this API? If so, where can I get it? Can you please be a bit more specific on what I need to do? I would be extremely grateful, sir.

Thanks...
Regards,

Efrain Ruiz
Virtual American Airlines
http://www.virtualaa.com

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by leonsio » Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:39 pm

you need JMSOAP  ( joomla soap API )
installed on joomla side  ( must be updated to work with joomla 1.0.8, update cames this week )

on vbulletin side you must install VB_SOAP ( search for it on http://www.vbulletin.org )
you can install it now, it works without changes with joomla 1.0.8


joomla_soap module ( and joomla_sql) must be updated too, to work with joomla 1.0.8

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by ERuiz » Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:01 pm

leonsio wrote: you need JMSOAP  ( joomla soap API )
installed on joomla side  ( must be updated to work with joomla 1.0.8, update cames this week )

on vbulletin side you must install VB_SOAP ( search for it on http://www.vbulletin.org )
you can install it now, it works without changes with joomla 1.0.8


joomla_soap module ( and joomla_sql) must be updated too, to work with joomla 1.0.8
Ok, thanks Leo! But you see what I mean? All these steps just to have SOAP on our installation! We definitely need a tutorial on how to setup COM_CONNECTOR using SOAP and SQL. It seems that at times, you assume everyone has everything installed and ready to go, and this is not the case.

Ok, let me see if I have this straight.

1. Install Joomla SOAP API (JMSOAP)
2. Install VB_Soap (from vbulletin.org)
3. Install Com_Connector
4. Install Joomla_SOAP Module

Is this the correct sequence?
Regards,

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http://www.virtualaa.com

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by leonsio » Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:24 pm

joomla_soap module is used by vbulletin application connector
so that it must be installed too ;)

if you are done with your configuration and you have your forum online
you can try to create step by step tutorial for other users ;)

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by ERuiz » Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:33 pm

leonsio wrote: joomla_soap module is used by vbulletin application connector
so that it must be installed too ;)

if you are done with your configuration and you have your forum online
you can try to create step by step tutorial for other users ;)
Believe me, if I do get this working, I will try and create a tutorial and help you out a bit. ;) But I still need your assistance! HAHAHAHA Do you have MSN Messenger? If so, can you add me to your contact list? My MSN is eruiz_apr001@hotmail.com
Regards,

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by trilljester » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:25 pm

leonsio wrote: @trilljester

its a bug in joomla 1.0.8 ( and it have some more :(, i think the old version was more stable )
Yeah, 1.0.7 was working OK. The only outstanding issue for me is that when logging via VBulletin does NOT log me into Joomla, but I think you already know about that. Is Predator working on a new version of vbulletin_sql module for VBulletin?

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by Mohammed » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:31 pm

ptmuldoon wrote:
after you have added a data, you can create a menu link

go to Menu config, create on New and select "Connector Item"
in next dialog select you application and click to save
I installed the com_connector and then published it.  I than installed the vbulletin_sql module as well.  But I don't seen the "Connector Item" listed when looking to add a new menu item.

I think I installed it correctly too, but as I can't add the menu item, I'm not quite certain.  I tried to log into joomla, and then visit my vbulletin forums, but it didn't show me logged in.
same problem here !
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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by leonsio » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:18 pm

if you have problems plz open new thread ( and read this http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,37189.0.html before )

i will not answer any support questions in this thread

i will not that this thread get 12 pages like old release thread ;)

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by leonsio » Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:02 pm

http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic ... w.html#new

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthre ... post921239

new versions of joomla soap connetor for vbulletin application connector
the sql version will updated in the next week

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by arian » Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:22 pm

**deleted**

I made a support request instead:

http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,48357.0.html
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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by leonsio » Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:31 am

little status report:

i have actual some private problems so that i can not work on the connector
i hope that i can continue the development next week
and i will release some updates for com_connector  and new version of the joomla_sql connector for VBC

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by CobayeCrau » Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:33 am

leonsio wrote: plz READ the release post
you MUST add a connector file first
the version 1.0.0 comes without any connector modules

download and unzip the module file first
Hi every one
Nice job !
I'm french and my english and my php skill are not that good
I need to connect Joomla (1.0.8, CB RC2, easyphp 1.8) with phpfreechat.
I wish to get the username within joomla and transfer it to joomla
You are talking about module file, OK where is it possible to download this file ?
Thank you for your help

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by eloyasenjo » Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:38 pm

Hello Leonsio
I am a professor of mathematics with very little experience as much with joomla as with moodle.  I am making (or trying to do) a platform that uses joomla and that can be connected with Moodle. 
I have seen that there is much writing on the connection with vbulletin, is some experience with moodle?  Thank you very much

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by jerometam » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:09 am

Dear Leonsio,

I'm using PHP 5.1.2, MySQL 4, SOAP enabled
Joomla 1.0.8, vBulletin 3.5.4, using the PHP5 SOAP vBulletin module

I've encountered the following problem, having looked at the code, it seems to me that the $module variable has returned a NULL value.
Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '../components/com_connector/modules/.class.php' (include_path='.:/usr/local/lib/php') in /www/(HIDDEN)/htdocs/administrator/components/com_connector/admin.connector.php on line 231
Could you give me some clues and help me on that?
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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by leonsio » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:22 am

check the module configuration

does the module name was saved in the DB?

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by jerometam » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:29 am

Should I just upload the module to the directory (I've created the module directory) and the rest is done by the component?

I've just opened the "vbulletin.class.php", and found that there are three parameters:

// Parameter for the Module
$params=array( 'prefix' => 'Cookie Prefix',
'server' => 'SOAP Server URL',
'key' => 'Key to access SOAP Server');

What should I put for these three parameters?

I'm newbie to codings...

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by leonsio » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:37 am

you SHOULD NOT change anything in the module
all settings can be setup in the com_connector administration

klick on edit module (if you have setup one ) and check the settings

and dont write support requests in this thread
if you have problems try to start new thread

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by DerTobi75 » Fri May 05, 2006 8:46 am

Hi,

any news on an update?

Tobi

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by azuriel » Fri May 12, 2006 5:29 pm

I was getting a bug using com_connector and the smf bridge (which i think does not matter in this situation). If an invalid username was entered, it would throw this error:

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DB function failed with error number 1064
You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '' at line 3 SQL=UPDATE jos_users SET connector_cookies = 'a:0:{}' WHERE id =
SQL =

UPDATE jos_users
 SET connector_cookies = 'a:0:{}'
 WHERE id =
I traced this back to includes/index.php in the login() function. I guess you forgot to check for invalid usernames, I just added this before it and it behaves correctly:

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if(empty($row->id)) {
                                        echo "<script> alert(\"Invalid username\"); window.history.go(-1); </script>\n";
                                        exit();
                                }
I'm sure this is a nasty hack, but it fixed it for me.

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by drgonzo120 » Mon May 15, 2006 11:36 am

keep up the good work
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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by showme » Wed May 17, 2006 8:22 am

OK, found the downloan link in a separate thread.
This whole forum is confusing :)
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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by Deriel » Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:54 pm

Is com_connector dead?

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by azuriel » Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:10 pm

It really seems that way. It's a good idea if you need a multi bridge site, but the implementation isn't quite there yet. I ended up using one of the dedicated bridges to integrate my SMF, and it looks and works a lot better.

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by leonsio » Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:10 am

no the connector is not dead
but at the time i have realy to much to do :/

i hope that i can continue the work on the connector at july

i will fix all bugs and release joomla 1.5 compatible version
( the vbulletin part will be updated too )

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by Deriel » Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:36 pm

I'll help actively with documentation :)

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by hansscott » Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:22 pm

Hello,

the com_connector worked with Joomla 1.08 and VBull 3.5.4 but now, I update to Joomla 1.0.10 and the connector doesn't work.
I would like to know, when you update the connector to work it with the latest Joomla version?

Best regards,
Hansi

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Post by DerTobi75 » Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:47 pm

Hi,

I am also still waiting for an update, but Leonsio said somewhere, he will do a new (?) version as soon as 1.5 will be out...

Tobi


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