Bugzilla::User methods for obtaining user ID info

Denis Roy denis.roy at eclipse.org
Thu Nov 28 13:58:25 UTC 2013

On 11/27/2013 05:20 PM, Emmanuel Seyman wrote:
> * Denis Roy [27/11/2013 10:58] :
>> Bugzilla automatically stores the uid in extern_id I believe, which
>> is quite handy.
> Bugzilla does not know what the uid attribut is (nor should it).
> extern_id should always contain whatever the user used as a login.

Yes, you are correct, it stores the email address since we use that 
attribute to authenticate.  On another private Bugzilla system we use 
extern_id to link to an external (to Bugzilla) authentication source.

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