Short of using OAuth2, you could write your own app component to tie NodeBB into MySQL. One of the issues is that MySQL is a generic database so the format of your authentication easily won't match in some obvious way, so needs a customer connectors no matter what. Just adding another DB source for authentication would not solve your problem. It would have to be something that connects to your database and has the ability to understand your schema and has the ability to store all necessary additional schema changes there.
Attempting to migrate from WPforo to NodeBB.
Hello everyone. I'm a very amateur hour developer, and I will be attempting to make this migration myself because I have been quoted $6000USD to have it done professionally
But this will be a learning experience!
Firstly, WPforo is a Wordpress plugin, so its database is SQL. Would it be easier to migrate SQL to Redis or MongoDB?
Has anyone else tried the specific migration, or have resources that could help me? Could existing migration kits be changed for this application?
My intention is to maintain the post URLs, and the users themselves.
I'll post my progress here