Feb 8

JAuthTools 1.5.4 Released

Today I finally got around to releasing JAuthTools 1.5.4, the latest release in JAuthTools. I’ve put together a lot of stuff for this new release and I’m happy to have it released out there. This release introduces Token Login, Context Login, the release of my own LDAP and GMail authentication plugins each with extra advanced features (including context integration), an OpenID SSO plugin submitted by Ian MacLennan, a new way of handling SSO plugins with new types of plugins and many more. There are tonnes of little items that I’ve added as well as bugs that have been fixed. I will follow up with blog posts about how you can configure different items to work together.


11 Comments so far

  1. matthias February 10th, 2009 5:13 pm

    If I install package “pkg_jauthtools_sso.tgz” the module “mod_ssohelper” is missed!? Could you check this please!?

  2. pasamio February 10th, 2009 6:38 pm

    Ok, there was an issue when I removed the mod_ssohelper from the packages and forgot to update the metadata file. I’ve updated the package file with the corrected version, apologies for the issues and thanks for reporting the problem.

  3. Stefan April 16th, 2009 11:05 pm

    Hello Sam,

    I can’t find your package “pkg_jauthtools_sso.tgz”. On the site http://sammoffatt.com.au/jauthtools/Quickstart_for_1.5 is a link to http://joomlacode.org/gf/download/frsrelease/9530/36174/pkg_jauthtools_sso.tgz, but the destination semms to be broken.
    Where can I get this package?

    Thanks a lot

  4. pasamio April 17th, 2009 11:56 am

    Hi Stefan,

    Try this link:

    I’ve updated the wiki to reflect the correct link. In future you can also get the files from http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/jauthtools/frs which has the latest version.

  5. M August 11th, 2010 8:09 am

    I downloaded JAuth 1.5.4 according to the JAuth wiki, but when I try to upload either of these I get a blank screen in Joomla:


    Any ideas?

    This is my system info from joomla

    PHP Built on: Windows NT IPEDWEB 5.2 build 3790
    Database Version: 5.1.46-community
    Database Collation: utf8_general_ci
    PHP Version: 5.2.13
    Web Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0
    Web Server to PHP interface: isapi
    Joomla! Version: Joomla! 1.5.20 Stable [ senu takaa ] 18-July-2010 18:00 GMT
    User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8

  6. pasamio August 17th, 2010 7:33 pm

    Have you installed the Advanced Tools package? Are you following the quickstart guide?

  7. M August 18th, 2010 9:45 am

    I have tried that, however the only thing that happens is an empty folder named “com_advancedtools” is created in directory “components”

    Is the problem that I am uploading a .tgz file in a windows 2003 platform?

  8. pasamio August 18th, 2010 1:27 pm

    The front end is blank, the back end (/administrator/components/com_advancedtools) should have something in it however. There should also be a JPackageMan as well as a JLibMan as well in /administrator/components. Presuming you’ve got all of that, you need to double check that there is a library.php and package.php file in /libraries/joomla/installer/adapters. These should be created when the Advanced Tools package is installed.

  9. Jim Lutz March 11th, 2011 1:02 pm

    I’m trying to enable cross-site sessions, where a user can sign in on one site and browse to another without signing in. I have LDAP set up on all sites to share the same database. Is there something in JAuthTools that I can use to automatically log my users in when they change sites?

  10. pasamio March 12th, 2011 12:59 pm

    Hi Jim,

    I think the simple answer is that I don’t have anything in my collection that would do what you’re after out of the box. You could use SimpleSSO to piece things together from a central authentication server and use something like an image or iframe to do fake pass through if you don’t need them to be authenticated on the first hit because they get authenticated on the second request (technically it is the third request because the second request is the chain that runs them through the SSO system and authenticates them) if they’re logged in. That is a little dodgy for me TBQH but potential to work. The problem with this is that it requires everyone to be logged into a central server, which isn’t going to be fun to co-ordinate. I have wanted to build something where it would store cookies and it could be shared within a domain. That would enable SSO to occur presuming all clients were on the same domain easily as you in the background shared the cookie ID. It’d be something I’m interested in building for a fee and you could write it yourself using the SSO framework (plus a user plugin that created the shared cookie and session ID upon login and registered it with a central location). If you’re interested, shoot me an email – pasamio at gmail dot com

  11. Mark H July 15th, 2011 10:05 pm

    Dear Sam

    I have been looking all over the web for instructions on LDAP for Joomla 1.6 but without any luck, I really do like your plugins and i think the only way for me right now is converting your package to Joomla 1.6, because the solution is not to be seen.

    I would however like it very much, if you had the time to upgrade the plugin for Joomla 1.6 as this would be greatly appreciated by me, and also the rest of the web looking for LDAP integration.

    best Regards

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