Thanks for your response!
So I would start writing the stuff... but I'm afraid it would be then limited to the functions that I'm using for my site, and of course some explanations depend on the theme that I'm using
@kenygamer I'm far from a developer. The folks at firstname.lastname@example.org are probably the best bet for a customer plugin. It sounds like you don't want to use single sign on (which relies on cookies or session tokens), you want to use a full on external database for authentication.
I think from a user experience, cost, and level of effort; you'd be better just having the users register on the forums.
There are not hierarchical permissions in NodeBB. If you would like to see hierarchical permissions, you could open an issue on our Github page and request such a feature.
I do believe we have a way of copying permissions between groups, so that could help you out in doing what you want.
@julian I've got to say--the documentation for NodeBB is why I chose it over Discourse. There are still some docs lacking (and I know since the platform has not reached a full "1.0" version we should not expect full docs)...but the fact that you guys have put work into writing some documentation is great.
Thanks so much!