I have an external application written in VB.NET that needs to add user accounts to a drupal database.
We tried posting to the /user/register but something is funky with that code and it is not working. I also considered using a RESTful API plugin but that has proven to be more work than we are capable of delivering on short notice.
Just when I figured we could:
- Add a value to sequences table
- Use that previous value as ID of next user
We now discover that we need some fancy smancy hashed password. I look into the code and see D7 uses sha512 but also some hashing salt -- which again is yet another drupal method which accepts the number or iterations to hash (or something to that effect).
If the VB app uses a sha512 on a password will this suffice with Drupal? Will uses be able to login?
Tips, comments, etc more than welcome :)