Magento->Drupal Account Sharing
There are some very interesting (and elaborate) possibilities to integrate Drupal/Magento. Magento is way ahead in ecommerce features over EC3 or Ubercart, but Drupal is years ahead in the CMS department. A formal data sharing between the two would move these two platforms way ahead, and provide a good platform for community/ecommerce sites.
Just to take a small step - with the Magento web services, a Drupal module could be created that will pull user accounts from Magento and populate them into Drupal.
- Thinking just one direction, letting Magento handle the user profiles
- Perhaps a cron job to pull users from the Magento user web services <?> This would obviously be better if it could be done immediately after an account was created in Magento.
- Compare user lists, create matching accounts on the Drupal side.
- Redirect any new user / pw creation on the drupal side to the Magento login pages.
People would still need to log in to both sites - this isn’t SSO. But they wouldn’t have to create two accounts at least, and could log in to add to forums, post comments or whatever on Drupal.
First full integration available here : http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/1020/drupal