[OSM-dev] How to check if a user has entered valid openstreetmap username/password pair using php?

Derick Rethans osm at derickrethans.nl
Tue Mar 12 09:53:02 UTC 2013

On Tue, 12 Mar 2013, Sazal Sthapit wrote:

> I am writing an app which allows users to submit values to pre-defined
> keys. But in order to make these edits by the user's own name, I first need
> to check if s/he has entered valid username/password combination. And I
> want to check it against the OSM user database. What is the easiest way to
> do it? And I'm using php for that

You should *not* be asking for their username and password, but instead 
use the OAuth service: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Oauth

>From PHP, you would use the oauth pecl extension 
(http://pecl.php.net/package/oauth) to do the necessary work.


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