From time to time I write some little scripts for my own needs or just to test out new stuff. And I realised, that I blog about it way too little. So here I start with my latest addition: Zend_Auth_Adapter_Twitter
The occasional webapp needs a login for managing users. Doing that by yourself is 1) cumbersome and moreover 2) very outdated (who likes to remember login/password for each and every site). As I was playing with oauth for Twitter anyway lately, I came up with a Zend_Auth Adapter for Twitter. The integration was pretty easy, but the code is very basic and rough. Nevertheless, it does the job and alongside the Openid Adapter I can offer a federated login for many people already. Now, someone should do a Zend_Auth_Adapter_Google
Thanks Christian, I was just looking for something like this. Where does the OAuth class you instance in your adapter comes from?
Ah, I forgot to tell that. It’s the pecl extension from http://pecl.php.net/package/oauth
I was too lazy to look for a extension-independent solution, but maybe one can make it work with Zend_Oauth
By the way, I will change the getIdentity() a little bit, now it returns an array, which is not consistent to the other Adapters.
Any chance I can talk you into contributing this to ZF?
Matthew: Can I talk you into just take the code and do whatever you want with it? ’cause I’m not a big fan of the Zend CLA thingie..
Sure you have to watch your target audiance But if there would be an Adapter for Google, maybe one for Facebook, one for Yahoo and together with the already mentioned OpenID one, you could cover a looot without having to do your own.
And if you do a twitter related app, you have 100% coverage with this adapter
While options are great, only having a twitter login would be silly, a lot of people don’t actually have a twitter account. At the sites I run I think less than 1% of my visitors actually have a twitter account.
So you still have to offer you own login system. (Though you can steal an already developed one!)