Bugzilla::User methods for obtaining user ID info

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Wed Nov 27 15:32:28 UTC 2013

On 27/11/13 15:03, Frédéric Buclin wrote:
> Of course I am, for the reason I gave in my previous message. :) But do
> not forget I'm no longer the person to ask as I resigned my role as
> assistant project lead a few months ago. :) You should ask justdave.

I had not forgotten :-)

> You remember we already have bugs 163551 and 218917, right?

I wasn't aware of those bugs. Reading them, I'm sad about the stop energy.

But OK, this is a bit more complicated than it looks at first glance.
Going back to first principles, what do we actually need?

* email: an unique actual email address we can send mail to
* login: some unique string used to identify accounts and log in
* name: The user's human-readable name
* nick: a short non-unique string for flags etc.

Where does extern_id fit in? Max thought that, in the above scheme, it's
actually the same thing as "login". Is that true in all circumstances?

Could we convert emailsuffix to something which was applied at account
creation time (i.e. used while populating the "email" field), rather
than at every email send?


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