I can't believe I can't find a decent PHP user authentication script for free online anywhere. There must be a billion websites that have a login/user authentication system where a person registers, providing name, email address and select a username and password, then an email is sent to them confirming registration and providing a link to activate their account, which in turn automatically takes them to a page that acknowledges their account is activated and provides for them to login. Upon logging in there is an 'remember me' option.
It is soooooo common a thing that it seems unbelievable that one cant be found on the internet, but I have spent at least 30 hours searching, and trying to debug scripts that were supposed to provide what I am looking for but don't work, and I am so frustrated by this. I just want a script has that sort of login system for my simple, non-commercial website.
I am using PHP 5.2.8, MySQL 5.1 and Apache 2.2 on Windows 7.
Please spare me replies that I should go and learn how to do it myself. I have other things in my life that I do, and the time it takes to learn a programming language sufficient to be competent to write that sort of script is not in my schedule.
If anyone knows where I can find such a script, please pass the info on to me...