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require_once 'XML/Unserializer.php';
require_once 'XML/Serializer.php';

require_once 'sys/authn/AuthenticationFactory.php';

// This is necessary for unserialize
require_once 'services/MyResearch/lib/User.php';

class UserAccount
    // Checks whether the user is logged in.
    public static function isLoggedIn()
        if (isset($_SESSION['userinfo'])) {
            return unserialize($_SESSION['userinfo']);
        return false;

    // Updates the user information in the session.
    public static function updateSession($user)
        $_SESSION['userinfo'] = serialize($user);

    // Try to log in the user using current query parameters; return User object 
    // on success, PEAR error on failure.
    public static function login()
        global $configArray;
        // Perform authentication:
        $authN = AuthenticationFactory::initAuthentication($configArray['Authentication']['method']);
        $user = $authN->authenticate();
        // If we authenticated, store the user in the session:
        if (!PEAR::isError($user)) {
        // Send back the user object (which may be a PEAR error):
        return $user;

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