Identification check from OpenFlyers for third party software

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Here is an presentation of how to check if an identification/password couple submitted by your own scripts is correct according to the OpenFlyers database.

The script returns a value which indicate if the connexion with the given login/password has succeeded and it states. An OpenFlyers cookie is also sent to manage a user session on your website, using the user's OpenFlyer's account.

How it works

If your OpenFlyers is located at just post at with login and rawPassword variables.

Warning: OpenFlyers release 2 or higher required a password hashed with MD5 (see the commented $postData line below in the PHP script).

Possible return values

The script display return an answer code which should be one of this value:

  • 0: OK
  • 1: OK but several profile availables. OpenFlyers select automatically the best profile.
  • 2: outdate but authorized
  • 3: outdate but authorized with outdate profile
  • 4: outdate subscription, unauthorized
  • 5: bad Ident, unauthorized
  • 6: Banned (ip or login), unauthorized
  • 7: no Ident -> ask one

We recommend you to consider 0-2 OK and 3-7 bad

Warning: you have to filter public access login (with no right) because for OF, it's a valid access !!!


If you are using your own authenticate form, use javascript function submit_pwd() located into \javascript\submitPwd.js

PHP code example

Please replace platform-name with your OpenFlyers platform's name, replace your-login with your OpenFlyers login and your-password with your OpenFlyers password.

Here an example how to send a post request with php :

// PHP 5.6 is required
// OpenSSL 1.0.1 is required
function httpPostRequest($host, $path, $postData) {
    $result= "";
    $request = "POST $path HTTP/1.1\n".
    "Host: $host\n".
    (isset($referer) ? "Referer: $referer\n" : "").
    "Content-type: Application/x-www-form-urlencoded\n".
    "Content-length: ".strlen($postData)."\n".
    "Connection: close\n\n".
    // Some debug informations:
    if ($fp = fsockopen($host, 443, $errno, $errstr, 3)) {
        // Set cryptology method
        // @link
        if (!defined('STREAM_CRYPTO_METHOD_TLSv1_2_CLIENT')) {
        $cryptoMethod = STREAM_CRYPTO_METHOD_TLSv1_2_CLIENT;
        // Activate encryption while authenticating
        stream_socket_enable_crypto($fp, true, $cryptoMethod);
        if (fputs($fp, $request)) {
            while(! feof($fp)) {
                $result.= fgets($fp, 128);
            // Deactivate encryption once authenticating done
            stream_socket_enable_crypto($fp, false);
            return $result;
$postData   = 'login=jbond&rawPassword='.md5('007');
$rawContent = httpPostRequest('','',$postData);
list($header, $content) = explode("\r\n\r\n", $rawContent, 2);
list($byteQty, $realContent, $dummy) = explode("\r\n", $content, 3);
// the answer is in $realContent

Joomla authentification plugin

If you have a Joomla website and you want that Openflyers users could connect to your Joomla restricted access zone, you may add this plugin to have only one account database: Openflyers one. You don't need to update Joomla user database, this plugin ask directly Openflyers thanks to CheckIdent.php script.