I am using a payment gateway that is not supported by any of the existing modules/plugins. They can provide a script that I an modify to write directly to the data.
I tested by: Logging in via phpmyadmin and adding a new row to the member table. I entered username, screenname, password (selected sha1), group, language, time zone and hit go.
It created the member, and when I logged in first time a SALT value was added.
Unique_id remained blank, and crypt_key has a NULL value.
I have httpd authentication enabled in EE. I am able to log in to the templates successfully using the new login.
Will not having the unique and crypt key screw things up and this is a bad idea?
Thanks for your advice!