I wish this was XenForo so it could use SQRL

I had grief trying to sign up because of the password requirements. I then gave in and generated a password using LastPass, which due to a bug in it, it promptly lost, so I had to go through the password reset. (Hey good news, that worked fine. :wink: )

I really wish this were a XenForo forum so that you could be using SQRL identities and I wouldn’t have had the password grief at all.

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We’ll definitely look into adding SQRL.

It would help immensely if someone were to write a plug-in for Discourse. Hint hint! :laughing:

I bet if Steve asked some of the developers over in his forums, it’d get done pretty quickly.

There are plenty of them there TBH, but that doesn’t help with site adoption. Sites need to change their site design to afford its usage… there is more to it than just plug and play.

Edit: I am a developer who has developed some of his own partial SQRL implementations, but paused and moved on when I realized it was way too early… they were still arguing over details at that point. Since then it has reached an official 1.0 and I am now waiting to see if anyone of consequence makes a move toward adoption.

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so… how is xenforo doing it ? is that source code opensourced, ifso its as simple to rewrite it to the twit servers.

edit: https://vindit.dk/integrating-sqrl-with-xenforo/

Someone has written a Xenforo plug-in. We’d need one for this software, Discourse. I have no idea how hard that would be but I’m totally open to it! Any volunteers?

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The issue is that the Xenforo plugin was written using Steve’s SSP API, which only runs on Windows. So you’d need a way to host that and hook it up with your Discourse outsource… (and also, of course, the plugin/changes to Discourse to use it.)

hmmm, okay thats a speed-bump, unfortunately i dont have enough code knowledge to do this and as to why steve needs a windows server, i only know he is very MS oriented, is it because SQRL needs proprietary microsoft Active directory code to work or is he using the LDAPv3 SSL encryption part of the Schannel SSP ? wich should roughly be the same for OpenLDAP, OpenDS, ApacheDS and other opensource solutions. mabye it needs a setting different or module extra.


the user data is in a database so its only a question of authentication and encrypting those parts, i hope steve SQRL isnt creating a system level user for a forum, that would be pointless.

hope this will help.

Hi Leo,
I sent you an email with instructions too but just in case it gets caught in some sort of spam here’s a link to the how to for Discourse and SQRL

Feel free to ping me here or on PM too if you run into any issues.


Just to complete the thread, thanks to @josecgomez we now offer SQRL logins here. Enjoy!