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

Joel Peshkin bugreport at peshkin.net
Tue Apr 13 21:33:41 UTC 2004

Gervase Markham wrote:

> Christian Robottom Reis wrote:
>> This field name is something like "other_id" or "external_auth_id"? So
>> the "external" authentication mechanism can use it to map the external
>> id to a Bugzilla id?
>> Somehow I think this fits in another table, separate from profiles, but
>> perhaps I'm being impractical.
> Well... either everyone has one, or no-one has one. In the common 
> case, no-one has one. So you could argue that an external table would 
> be best.
> Gerv
> -

Is that logic even true for a VARCHAR that takes 2 bytes for a 
zero-length entry?

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