Introducing Dolphin Connect - OAuth2 SSO for your own network of sites!

Andrew Boon posted 13th of December 2015 in News. 16 comments.

Sometimes one social network is not enough. Say, you already have a site for yoga teachers of Canada and plan to open another one for Australia. Then, maybe UK, SA, Russia, China and US. You can launch new sites quickly with DolphinPro, sure, but now you can also create something like "Yoga Teachers Connect" - a centralised sign-on server that yoga teachers can use to create an account on main site and then login to all your sites without re-typing their credentials. Sort of like your own "Facebook Connect" - just for your niche network of sites!




This would also come handy for countries where popular identity servers are not... popular, or for networks that want to be completely independent and secure (like large company intranets with many divisions).


Starting from v7.3 (which is well on its way) Dolphin sites can be configured as OAuth2 server on main site and have any number of "client" Dolphin sites. So users can login to client-sites using the main site login & password. We call it Dolphin Connect, but you'll need to re-brand it for your network. 

The new module will be available for free with DolphinPro 7.3 and we will configure the server for interested Boonex hosting subscribers (Advanced+, Premium+ and Business+) and as part of support service. Stay tuned!

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Yeah, This feature was missing.
Thank you all.
Them mods tho need be upgraded to that 7.3 fo free, ya herd me baby? Them dollas ain't no Santa Claus, fo Sho!
Just make it 7.2.3 or something and incorporate the features from 7.3 into it. I need some more time to settle into 7.2. Buying new mods is not what I want to do, and plus, the developers just finished updating their mods to 7.2, also don't forget about that HTML5 chat that you told us about, so the chat will work on mobile devices. Do it for the webcams, video comments, etc., so the entire site works on mobile.
Andrew Boon
It's more than a service version update, since we're adding a few significant features. The new things will not _change_ Dolphin much, so I would expect 99% of the Market extension compatible with 7.2 to work with 7.3 just fine.
That's 1% insecurity factor too much.
All the 3rd-party modules should be compatible with 7.3, which are already compatible with 7.2. There is no compatibility breaking changes, even templates.

As per announcement we've made earlier -, it will be update every half year, so we'll make more often updates and include less features - all we can make for the available time. Since it looks like we can make 7.3 a bit earlier, then we can spent a but more time for 7.4 and see more include more features into it.
This is a great feature.
Thank you very much.
Just what we need. Thank you very much.
Just what I was waiting for ;)
Perfect! Thank you Boonex team!
Imagine the possibility of using it to login to non-dolphin websites ;)
Andrew Boon
Oh, yeah... OAuth2 is the most popular SSO solution, so you can potentially "plug" into all sorts of sites, services, intranets, etc. We are very excited about the potential and upcoming associated products.
Wow, the Boonex team has not been sleeping. Hats off to you guys.
Why not have and then create Groups for Yoga Teachers in Australia, Canada and South Africa?
Andrew Boon
One good reason would be the search engine preference for local county domains.
i am boonex premium subscriber....
how can you install OAuth2 Server for me please?
Below is the legacy version of the Boonex site, maintained for Dolphin.Pro 7.x support.
The new Dolphin solution is powered by UNA Community Management System.