phpBB Authentication with AccountManagerPlugin

Notice: This plugin is unmaintained and available for adoption.


This plugin allows you to use a phpBB3 database as the authentication store for Trac.

This plugin is sponsored by Cobra.

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Download the zipped source from here.


Check out using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.


  • As a prerequisite, AccountManagerPlugin must be installed.
  • Grab and unpack the source.
  • Change into the source directory that contains the file and build an egg:
    python bdist_egg
  • Copy the egg, found in dist/ to the plugins directory of the desired Trac environment.


Enable the auth store by adding the following to your trac.ini file:

phpbbauth.main.PhpBBAuthStore = enabled

Set the phpBB database location:

phpbb_database = mysql://user:pass@host/database
password_store = PhpBBAuthStore

To use this, mysql-python is required which can be installed with pip from a command line:

pip install mysql-python

Recent Changes

16564 by rjollos on 2017-05-01 01:39:50
Fix indentation
4041 by pacopablo on 2008-07-20 06:08:46
  • Fixes #3355 - Indeed the default prefix should have been lowercase. This is fixed in the applied patch. Thanks for the report and the suggestion.
3560 by pacopablo on 2008-04-26 16:19:06
Fixed session population on login.


Author: pacopablo
Maintainer: none (needsadoption)

Last modified 8 years ago Last modified on Nov 9, 2015, 3:03:32 PM