Status of OpenID Consumer in Bugzilla

Max Kanat-Alexander mkanat at
Fri Jul 1 19:50:53 PDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-07-01 at 16:03 -0700, Rob Lanphier wrote:
> I think you're probably right from a long-term perspective.  I have some
> misgivings about using an existing field that may clash with other auth
> mechanisms.
> BZ folks, what are your thoughts on this input?

	Originally having just an extern_id in Bugzilla was fine, because you
couldn't "stack" Auth modules. Since the introduction of "stacking" Auth
modules in Bugzilla 2.19, external-ids-to-profiles is a many-to-one

	So yeah, external ids should have a table:

	user_id, extern_id, auth_method

> > In the interests of getting a working version out quickly, though, I'd 
> > accept as a short term solution just binding an OpenID identity to an 
> > existing email-bound account. That way I won't have to remember my 
> > password. :)

	Yeah, that's also the solution that I would suggest currently. And to
present somebody the option of making an email-bound account if they
enter an unknown OpenID.

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