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Connect Moodle to Personal Website - Login Portal?

 
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Connect Moodle to Personal Website - Login Portal?
 

I have a question regarding installing Moodle. I have a website - www.jblanchart.com.au - If I want to install Moodle on my server, how do I link it to my website with a login portal? Where can I get a login portal? I have installed Moodle previously, but I am not sure how to link the 2 together. Do I need to pay for a new domain name and host for Moodle? or can it be included in the current account. I am really confused about this, can anyone point me in the right direction?

 
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Re: Connect Moodle to Personal Website - Login Portal?
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Do you mean that you want users to login through your existing website and be logged into Moodle as well?  That would depend on what platform you are running your website on.  I know Joomla and Wordpress have connection plugins and I believe Drupal does as well.

If you are just looking for users to log into Moodle, Moodle already has its own authentication system.

 
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Thank you for your response, I am wondering how I can connect Moodle's authentication system to my website, yes I am running Wordpress, but if its not Wordpress would I always need a plugin that connects to the authentication system?

 
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If you want single signon - yes, obviously there has to be something connecting them.  If you don't care about single sign on, then no.

 
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There's a few ways you could achieve this. One is a plugin in either Moodle or Wordpress to piggy back off the other's authentication system. The other, and usually implemented at the enterprise level, is having a shared user directory that both authenticate against using LDAP or SAML.

Your situation appears to be the former. In which case, there seems to be a Wordpress plugin claiming to achieve this. The support you will receive here for its use is limited, though, and I've never used it.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/edwiser-bridge/

 
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With most hosting companies you can create subdomains for free.  So where your website is  www.jblanchart.com.au  you might have moodle.jblanchart.com.au for example.

Usually they allow more than one database however you can use the same one as for your WP site but just make sure the tables prefix is different.


HTH

Dave

 
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In my own case, I don't have students logging into any other applications on my website.  Therefore, I have my main website at www.mainwebsite.com, and moodle one level down a t www.mainwebsite.com/moodle.

 
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Hi Rick


May I ask how you implement this single signon? We have the same setting here as yours, Moodle in one level down


My post for more details : https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=361390


Thanks & Best Regards,

Gary

 
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Nothing on the main website is protected.  It's an open website.  One can have documents on the Internet with no login, and no protection, and no links to these webpages.  But for my Moodle, students must log in.  Anything at www.mydomain.com/moodle is protected by moodle.

In my moodle, I use a URL resource to link to content.  It's as simple as saying "Here are the resources for Week 4."  This Week4 resources page is not in my moodle folder, it is outside of Moodle.

I manage my webpages with Dreamweaver.

 
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Hi Rick


So it is the other way round, students log in Moodle, then link to "external" pages on the open website. Hummm.. not really what we want to do, but thanks anyway.


Regards,

Gary 

 
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Yep, just a different way of doing things.

Moodle becomes my main login.  Students never really know that they are accessing webpages from my website.  In fact, many students do even know, or don't even care.

Well, good luck.  Something for you to think about.

 
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Hi Jess


Sounds like we are trying to do the same thing here, using the main site as login portal, once user logged in main site, he/she also logged in Moodle, so jumpingo from main site to Moodle does not require another login


Have you solved this problem? If yes, would you please share more info? thks


Regards,

Gary

 
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If you have Wordpress, use the Edwiser Bridge plugin.  If you have Joomla, use Joomdle.

 
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Hi Emma


Thanks and no, we do not have both, for some reasons, we have our own CMS, but its nice to know the name of these plugin just in case if they become handy in future


Regards,

Gary

 
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