RFC: Detaching user name from email, LDAP and Single-Signon

Joel Peshkin bugreport at peshkin.net
Mon Apr 12 15:43:15 UTC 2004

Christian Robottom Reis wrote:

>>This would cover normal user login, cases where a user known to the auth 
>>system first logs into bugzilla, and cases where a user is created in 
>>bugzilla before the first time they ever log in themselves.
>Yeah, it sounds okay. I keep trying to fit NIS into the picture
>conceptually because it's a simple way to do a reality-check. From NIS
>we could grab the realname and identifier (which matches email) quite
>easily for this; writing the NIS module wouldn't actually be half as
Actually, if you use the perl getpwent() funcion, NIS is the same as 
local unix auth.  In both cases, the loginid (email address, if you add 
a suffix or send it to the local user) and realname can be grabbed from 
the line and the unix userid would persist even through a change of 
loginid and realname.

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