[rt-users] ExternalAuth, local users, and upgrade woes

Yan Seiner yan at seiner.com
Wed Nov 9 10:31:14 EST 2011

On Wed, November 9, 2011 6:07 am, Thomas Sibley wrote:
> On 11/08/2011 07:03 PM, Yan Seiner wrote:
>> As near as I can figure, when we merged the two databases the user table
>> got smashed together.
> How did you merge the databases?
> There is no existing tool to do a merge properly and doing it manually
> is not trivial even with a good understanding of the schema.

I think "merge" was not the right thing to say.  We migrated the old
database to the new database using the instructions in the README.  We
threw away our 4.0 test database.

I think the problem is that we had user XXX in the 3.8 database as a local
user and in the 4.0 database user XXX was LDAP external auth.  Everything
else works fine; just my local mysql users cannot log in and I can create
them but not give them passwords.

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year,
but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If
I quit, however, it lasts forever.

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