Propagating password on change
|Reported by:||ChloeD||Owned by:|
|Severity:||normal||Keywords:||has-patch close 2nd-opinion|
After creating an account or changing profile information, it is possible to intercept the changed data in a hook. However, this is not possible for the cleartext psasword, and this is a useful feature especially when propagating a password change over different accounts spanning across different systems (in contexts such as updating the password for phpBB, Prestashop, or any PAM thingie when the WordPress password is changed).
Since this feature is by no means possible to implement without core hacks, I am submitting a patch to include this feature in the WP core.
This patch proves useful if we are to integrate other software bricks without having to implement SSO using WordPress' architecture. In my context, I need to be able to log-in through WordPress or directly through the business specific back-end.
Proposed patch is attached.