[rt-users] CALLING EXTERNALAUTH TESTERS - v0.07_01 now available.

Mike Peachey mike.peachey at jennic.com
Mon Nov 10 14:00:49 EST 2008

Mike Peachey wrote:
> John McCoy wrote:
>> Good points Mike, I did not think about the fact that future users can
>> still get added as user at ggu.edu if they first are just a requester, this
>> would mean I either need a constant process to "fix" these or as you
>> suggest:
>>> Since ExternalAuth has been refactored, I could add an Overlay to have
>>> ExternalAuth checked for info when a user is auto-created by e-mail and
>>> have the info loaded then. It wouldn't help past users, but would help
>>> future users that start by e-mail and then login.
>> I am thinking this might be best, I have a few more days before my next
>> major project kicks off, meaning I have some time to give back to RT.
>> Would you like to do this as part of LDAP.pm or externally? Give me some
>> guide lines and I will see what I can come up with.
> Having thought about this (and had some sleep) since.. I realised that,
> as far as I know, ExternalAuth *already* looks up external user info
> when a user is autocreated by email because when the user is created
> CanonicalizeUserInfo is called which is overridden by ExternalAuth and
> so goes off to find the users info based on their email address.. Can
> you confirm this?

I would look into this deeper myself, but right now I'm back to barely
having enough time to wipe my own nose.
Kind Regards,


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