jesse at fsck
May 3, 2000, 5:01 PM
Post #2 of 5
*nod* RT2 actually creates "accounts" for every requestor of a ticket.
Re: Re: [rt-users] External Authentication and Users
[In reply to]
unix username is no longer the primary key. I'll likely make it configurable
per-user whether a given user uses internal auth or external auth. But I don't
really want to get into design debates about it until it's closer to
time to develop it ;)
On Thu, May 04, 2000 at 09:19:44AM +1000, Charlie Brady wrote:
> [Follow changed to rt-devel]
> On Wed, 3 May 2000, Tobias Brox wrote:
> > We have to figure out a general interface for fetching user information
> > (as I see it, we will only need three things in RT; login/nick, real name
> > and email(s)) and authenticating a user towards an external system. From
> > that point somebody (you, for instance) might make an effort linking this
> > towards Lotus Domino.
> Something to keep in mind is that it will be difficult to have a
> one-size-fits-all solution. The user community of RT sites is quite
> varied. One thing that we need to think hard about is the primary index
> into the "people" relation. At the moment it is "login". This works really
> well for an Intranet site, but "email address" is more appropriate for,
> say, a software support site. To my mind, "email address" is more general,
> although you still have a problem with aliasing for people with more than
> one email address. We could, of course, ignore that.
> For an intranet site, using loginname and system password is ideal, but
> won't do for other sites. Where there is a mix of local users and external
> folk, using system passwords for internal folk, and some other
> authentication data base for "others" would be ideal, I would think.
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