@andi moving our conversation from Slack to this thread.
I’m not sure if the plugin I integrated so far helps us a lot, because (now thinking about it) it only provides authentication but not user synchronisation. Discourse does offer a method for user synchronisation and authentication which is, who would have thought, SSO.
Just found another plugin which looks more like it. On the other hand it doesn’t look like it is a very solid and feature-rich solution. What might be better for us PHP hackers is a PHP-based solution I also found this morning. There’s a small script which is used for authentication against Crowd. Looks simple enough and we might as well replace it with our own middleware at some point.
What’s clear though is that we will need some signup form before we can launch Discourse with Crowd. We could start with a standalone script (like slack.neos.io) which allows you to create a new user in Crowd. Later on that should be a plugin for the Neos site. Or right away? I’d be happy if you could take over this task (creating the script / plugin), or we find more volunteers to help us in this quest.