BBS engine for scientific discussion. It has the following features:

Git repository

Demo page

There are two kind of BBS.

Without auhentification

We can comment freely as arbitrary handle-name.

With Basic auhentification

We can login as the following two accounts:

How to create your own ScienceBBS

Without authentification

The usage is just to copy src/noauth/index.php into any HTTP/HTTPS server.

With Basic authentification

The usage is as follows:
  1. Copy src/auth/index.php into any HTTP/HTTPS server.
  2. Create .htaccess in the same directory. Its contents is as follows
    AuthUserFile DIRECTORY_NAME/.htpasswd
    AuthName GROUP-NAME
    AuthType Basic
    <Limit GET>
    require valid-user
    where DIRECTORY_NAME is the full-path to the directory where index.php locates, GROUP-NAME is the appropriate owner group in that server.
  3. Create password file and add first user with the following command:
    htpasswd -cm DIRECTORY_NAME/.htpasswd USER_NAME1
    chgrp GROUP-NAME DIRECTORY_NAME/.htpasswd
    chmod o-w DIRECTORY_NAME/.htpasswd
    whrere USER_NAME1 is the name of the first user.
  4. Add other users (USER_NAME2) as follws:
    htpasswd -m DIRECTORY_NAME/.htpasswd USER_NAME2
  5. The previous command is also used to change the password for any user (USER_NAME).
    htpasswd -m DIRECTORY_NAME/.htpasswd USER_NAME
  6. To remove authentification for any user (USER_NAME), please type
    htpasswd -D DIRECTORY_NAME/.htpasswd USER_NAME