- This extension requires registration to download.
Therefore, new life has been breathed into an old plugin. This plugin allows the use of an external MySQL database for authentication into Joomla. It is required that you know the encryption method for the passwords stored in the external database and allows you to use MD5, SHA1, CRYPT (Linux only), plaintext or enter the hash/salt method yourself. It doesn't allow updating from the Joomla end back into the external authentication source.
In addition to authentication the plugin allows you to: * Choose additional fields, such as fullname, to be imported into Joomla.