Invision Power announced that there will be a new Single Sign On Interface in IP.board 3.4.
My Statement: IPBWI brings a stable, flexible and easy to use SSO solution since years, well documented, opensource and with support on business level.
IPS Connect will provide the same. But there are three differences:
- IPBWI actually IS made for 100% IP.board integration, it is modularized and can be extended by me as service or by your own very easy. IPS Connect actually will provide SSO only.
- IPBWI still provides SSO…and 92 other great functions, too
- IPS Connect will allow Master/Slave State for SSO Connections, which means IP.board will be able to be the slave within the site network. I’ve no access to the source of IPS Connect as it isn’t released yet, but I’m sure that this isn’t a feature of IPS Connect itself, it’s a new feature of IP.board’s member database management – which will give new opportunities to IPBWI, too. That’s great and I’ll love Invision Power for that :)
I was a bit shocked how many people did not know that IPBWI exists when I’ve read their comments on the news linked above – IPS Connect actually will provide about 1% of the feature set of IPBWI. Not such a big news from Invision Power, I think.