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Advancing the Login Manager

IP.Board 2 included a login manager utility in the admin control panel. Using this tool, you could tell IP.Board to authenticate login requests against third party databases, LDAP installations, or against IP.Converge, for example. You could even write up your own login methods and authenticate against any external data source of your choosing (i.e. the IP.Board 2.3 OpenID module). We used t…

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bfarber

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IPB 3: Making Templating Easier

HTML logic has been a feature of Invision Power Board for quite some time now. Although we didn't make much use of the '<foreach>' tag so that skins could be backwards compatible, we did make good use of the <if> <else /> logic. Now that we have a clean slate with v3.0, we can really make some positive changes. Invision Power Board 3.0 makes full use of the existing HTML logic and adds some more …

Matt

Matt

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IPB 3: Creating a new framework using PHP 5

One of the biggest discussions we had during Invision Power Board 3.0's planning was whether or not to drop support for PHP 4 and require a minimum of PHP 5. The advantages of using only PHP 5 were numerous and we really felt like we could increase security and efficiency by taking advantage of the new PHP 5 features. This decision became much easier when we learned that PHP 4 was no longer being …

Matt

Matt

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IP.Board 3.0 Development Introduction

We are moving rapidly on IP.Board 3.0 development along with its related IP.Blog, IP.Gallery, and IP.Downloads updates. As we approach being able to post these updates for a preview and an eventual release we think we are getting close enough that we can start talking about some of the new features we have planned. I will be purposely vague in this first blog entry about IP.Board 3.0's developmen…

Charles

Charles

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IP.Blog 1.4 Preview

We've upgraded our blog to the new 1.4 version for the first round of testing. We will have a beta version available for download next week, until then enjoy the new version here and let us know what you think. We're very excited to hear your feedback and suggestions on this blog preview! New Default Style IP.Blog has been overhauled with a fresh new style, one which feels more like a traditio…

Josh

Josh

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IP.Blog Status Update

We plan to release a small update later this month, with a slightly refreshed style and a few extra features. We haven't locked down exactly what these features will be, but we will be talking about it more soon. I know that many of you were expecting a larger release and we apologize for the link of time from the last major update to IP.Blog. The larger update is coming, which will be IP.Blog …

Josh

Josh

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OpenID Login Module available for testing

We have put together a login module which fully supports OpenID 1.x and 2.x protocol specifications. This module is a beta release which we hope to expand upon. It is available freely to all customers with access to our official resource site in the IPS Releases category. Click here to view this file For those not familiar with OpenID, it is a protocol specification that allows a user to selec…

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bfarber

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IP.Nexus: Ticket Weighting

This video shows the ticket weighting functionality and how you can prioritize ticket listings. View Video

Charles

Charles

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IP.Nexus: Form Manager Video

This next video shows the form manager functionality in the IP.Nexus content management application. View Video

Charles

Charles

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