Configuration

The documentation in this chapter contains the information that is relevant for you, if you are want to configure the plugin on your WordPress and vBulletin.


vBSSO on WordPress

WordPress places the vBSSO plugin into its main Settings toolbar right after plugin activation.

Log in as Administrator to WordPress Admin Panel. Navigate to:

Settings > vBSSO
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  1. Footer Link checkbox - Foter Link contains the copyright phrase Single Sign On provided by vBSSO. This setting allows you to show or hide a footer link.
  2. Platform > Shared Key - modify your default Platform Shared Key by setting it to more secure unreadable phrase to encrypt exchanged data. Unconnect the platform to change the shared key!
  3. Platform > Platform Address - is unchangeable option for user and is used when you want to connect the platform.
  4. Settings > Ignore Membership checkbox - allows to turn off/on the registration on your WordPress site. By default this features is enabled.
  5. Settings > Fetch and Show vBulletin Avatars - allows to turn off/on the display of vBulletin avatars on your WordPress site.
  6. Settings > View Member Profile in vBulletin and Edit Profile in vBulletin - allows to redirect the user to vBulletin in case of edit or view the profile.
  7. User Groups Association - allows you to set up custom associations for each WordPress and vBulletin user group.

How to display vBulletin avatars?

  1. Set up the vBSSO avatars option on vBulletin: navigate to vBulletin Admin CP > Usergroups > Usergroups Manager > Registered Users > Can Upload Custom Avatars > select Yes.
  2. Choose an avatar for your vBulletin user and save.
  3. Set up the vBSSO avatars option on WordPress: navigate to vBSSO settings page > Fetch and Show vBulletin Avatars > select Yes > Save.
  4. Connect the platformsand log in to WordPress. Results: you will see vBulletin avatar on your connected WordPress platform.

How to connect the platforms?

CONFIGURATION, CASE 1

  • Log in to WordPress as administrator.
  • Navigate to: Settings > vBSSO.
  • Modify your default Platform Shared Key by setting it to more secure unreadable phrase to encrypt exchanged data.
  • Save Changes.

CONFIGURATION, CASE 2

  • Log in to your vBulletin control panel as administrator.
  • Navigate to vBSSO section: Admin Panel > vBSSO.

vBSSO Settings page includes the following components: Required, Connect a Platform, Connection Settings, Link Custom Page, Profile Fields, Acess Settinngs, Logging&Notifications, Warnings and Backup&Restore ( more info about vBSSO Connect vBulletin ).

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  • Expand section and click on the Connect a Platform.
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1+2 Copy Platform Url link and Shared Key field from WordPress installation to vBulletin.

3+4 Enter BAA credentials (only in case if your platform is protected with BAA).

  1. Click on Connect button to connect your new platform.
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  • This will connect the Slave platform with the Master platform. You should see the name of connected platform (marked with a green color) in Connected Platforms list below the main window.
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  1. Go back to WordPress vBSSO Settings page and verify that API Connections fields are filled out.
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Having connected the platform you can configure - User Groups Association. User Groups Association allows you to set up custom associations for each WordPress user group. It’s possible to accomplish by connecting the power of vBulletin’s user groups and permissions system and vBSSO plugin. Default role is subscriber.