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

Christian Robottom Reis kiko at async.com.br
Tue Apr 13 21:48:36 UTC 2004

On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 02:33:41PM -0700, Joel Peshkin 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.
> Is that logic even true for a VARCHAR that takes 2 bytes for a 
> zero-length entry?

I'm not dead set on it; I just wanted to explore the alternatives.
What's your idea for the column name, to clarify things?

Take care,
Christian Robottom Reis | http://async.com.br/~kiko/ | [+55 16] 261 2331

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