06 Oct 2014
Recently I have been looking into setting up a forum that uses a federated SAML login for authentication. When you say forum these days, your choices are kind of limited to a myriad of PHP solutions. There are a lot of solutions out there, with classics such as phpBB, simple machines 2, and myBB. Then there are “newcomers” such as vanilla forums, and even discourse. Granted discourse it is more of a community tool than a forum, and it not written in PHP.
Normally I have had a tendency to roll my own forum software when I need the functionality. In this case though this would be a bit of an overkill, especially since it doesn’t need to interact with anything. Except for a SAML based login.