Bugzilla::User methods for obtaining user ID info

Denis Roy denis.roy at eclipse.org
Wed Nov 27 15:58:07 UTC 2013

On 11/27/2013 10:46 AM, Gervase Markham wrote:
> On 27/11/13 15:41, Denis Roy wrote:
>> I thought extern_id was used for sites that use different authentication
>> mechanisms.  We use it to store the LDAP uid.
> Right. I believe Max's point is if "login" no longer has to be an email
> address, but it's just a unique account identifier, then it's
> effectively got the same semantics as extern_id.

> I'm not sure he's right, but that's his argument.
> Can your users also log in using their email address, or only using the
> LDAP-backed method?
We've configured Bugzilla to use the "mail" attribute to login, since 
they were used to doing that with Bugzilla already.  In fact, we use the 
mail attribute for just about everything that pertains to login.

Bugzilla automatically stores the uid in extern_id I believe, which is 
quite handy.


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