jondaley wrote:The advice given should still be fine, but I suspect that you are asking a different question than the original poster.
You probably want to look the "user data providers", found in /config/userdata.properties.php and /class/dao/userdata/*, and probably write your own userdataprovider to check your already existing database. That shouldn't be that difficult, and then, you are integrating into lifetype the way we expect, and you shouldn't have to modify any core code, which makes upgrading easier.
After accessing the admin panel - I noticed this:
Please use this setting to change the folder where LifeType stores its session data, via the PHP function session_save_path() Please make sure that the folder is writable by the web server. Leave empty to use PHP's default session folder. [Default = (empty)]
Wouldn't having the session data stored in the same location as my site's session data help as well?