If you use Perl and you want to integrate authentication with the one of your system, you need to use ExternalAuthenticator in order to share sessions between Perl and PHP/.NET. It's not that difficult: since the Perl ExternalAuthenticator is not provided, you can find one I wrote myself here.

MCImageManager configuration

File to edit is likely config.php. If you use Web.config, these instructions still apply. First of all, you need to enable the ExternalAuthenticator:

$mcImageManagerConfig['authenticator'] = "ExternalAuthenticator";

Scroll down a bit and you'll find the relevant configuration options for ExternalAuthenticator:

// ExternalAuthenticator config
$mcImageManagerConfig['ExternalAuthenticator.external_auth_url'] = "/manage/tinymce_auth.pl";

$mcImageManagerConfig['ExternalAuthenticator.secret_key'] = "TheKey";


Put this file at the location you specified in config.php. You need to edit some parth: the secret key and, of course, the part which verifies the user is authenticated.


use strict;
use warnings;

use CGI::Carp qw/fatalsToBrowser/;
use CGI::Simple;
use CGI::Session;
use HTML::Entities;
use Digest::MD5 qw/md5_hex/;

# Must match the one in config.php
my $secretKey = "TheKey";

my $q = CGI::Simple->new();
print $q->header(
-type => 'text/html; charset=UTF-8',

my $session = CGI::Session->new();

# See if session-id is OK
if ( !$session->param('idadmin') =~ /^\d+$/ ) {
print "Not logged in";

# Come configuration variables can be overridden here
my %configuration = (
#'filesystem.rootpath' => '/some/path',
#'filesystem.path' => '/some/path',

my $data = '';
for my $cv (values %configuration) {
$data .= $cv;
my $key = md5_hex($data . $secretKey);

print '<html>';
print '<body onload="document.forms[0].submit();">';
print '<form method="post" action="' . encode_entities($q->param('return_url')) . '">';
print '<input type="hidden" name="key" value="'. encode_entities($key) . '" />';
for my $ck (keys %configuration) {
my $enc_ck = $ck; $enc_ck =~ s/\./_/g;
print '<input type="hidden" name="'
. encode_entities($enc_ck)
. '" value="'
. encode_entities($configuration{$ck})
. '" />'
print '</form></body></html>';


Michele Beltrame - mb@italpro.net

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