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Sympa authentication

Sympa is an open-source mailling list software available at

The module allow to delegate the authentication of the user by the Sympa server, in a specific mailling list.

$auth = new authsympa ();
$auth->wsdl = "https://lists.domain.tld/sympa/wsdl";
$auth->list = "listtest@lists.domain.tld";
$auth->connect ();
var_dump ($auth->authentication ("user@domain.tld", "Pa$$word!"));

The class definition

Class \authsympa

Namespace \


 User authentication against SYMPA server
    Sympa is a mailling list server. It can handle authentication with
    - a username (a email adress)
    - a password
    - a list to check if the user is recorded in
    - a Sympa SOAP server WSDL
    - the part of list which should be test : subscriber, owner, editor
    It use the SOAP protocol. So the PHP SOAP library is needed and the network
    must be open between the Web server and the Sympa server.
$auth = new authsympa ();
$auth->wsdl = "https://lists.domain.tld/sympa/wsdl";
$auth->list = "listtest@lists.domain.tld";
$auth->connect ();
var_dump ($auth->authentication ("user@domain.tld", "Pa$$word!"));


public $appName;
 The application name
public $function="subscriber";
 Function of the user in the mailling list
      can be subscriber, owner, editor
public $list;
 Mailling list to be checked if user is present
public $wsdl;
 URL of the WSDL Sympa server


public function __construct ()
 Check if the SOAP module is available in PHP

public function authentication ($email, $password)
 Try to authenticate the email/password of the user
      @param string $email Email to authenticate
      @param string $password Password to authenticate

public function changepassword ($oldpassword, $newpassword)
 Method to change the password
      @param string $oldpassword The old password (to check if the user have the
         rights to change the password)
      @param string $newpassword The new password to be recorded

public function connect ()
 Connect to the Sympa server

public function getdetails ()
 Return all the parameters recorded for the authenticate user

public function listusers ()
 List all the users available in the database
 Return firstname, lastname, mail, with mail is an array

public function logout ()
 Method to disconnect the authenticated user

public function overwritepassword ($email, $newpassword)
 Method to overwrite the password (without oldpassword check)
      Must be reserved to the administrators. For the users, use changepassword
      @param string $email the user identifier to select
      @param string $newpassword The new password to be recorded

public function pageHTML ($baseURL, $message="", $url="", $alreadyAuth=false)
 Display the authentication page
 The message is displayed to the user in case of error
 The url is the caller url to go back if authentication is correct
 @param string $baseURL The URL base to use for the links
 @param string|null $message Message to display to the user
 @param string|null $url URL to go back after successful authentication
 @param mixed $alreadyAuth If the user is already authenticated, the value
 will be displayed if the user is coming on the page.