Sxip: a new authentication and user-base for Bugzilla
justdave at bugzilla.org
Sun Oct 3 00:07:27 UTC 2004
Andy Smith wrote:
> I just wrote a chunk of code to integrate Sxip authentication with
Just grabbed the tarball and had a peek, and I like the idea first off.
However, I don't like the idea of modifying Bugzilla.pm to make it
work. If you need changes there, you should let us know what changes
you need and see if we can provide a hook somehow so you don't have to
actually change anything in Bugzilla itself.
In Bugzilla 2.19.1 (due to be released in the next day or so), the
authentication modules have been split up so there is a complete
distinction between "modules that interact with the user to gather
authentication information" and "modules that interact with an
authentication source to determine if the user's credentials are valid".
As such, Auth::CGI can now be replaced just as easily as Auth::DB can
be, and only requires changes to the parameters to pick the one you want
to use. For example, we now provide one that lets you use an
environment variable for authentication (in case of using HTTP
authentication or some other web-server integrated signon which provides
the authenticated user's information in an environment variable).
If you can't already make it work within that infrastructure, I'd be
very interested in getting Bugzilla itself to the point where you can
install your integration just by dropping those files into the Auth
Dave Miller Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System
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