[maemo-developers] proposal of bugzilla and garage account "merge"

From: Ferenc Szekely ferenc at maemo.org
Date: Tue May 27 14:34:40 EEST 2008

For the bug #1309 [1] I just submitted a proposal to bugzilla. We could
do the first step of "merging" accounts of the two systems: Bugzilla and
GForge. This is not a real merge, but the end result will be to enable
using a single account (and password) for both services.

Here is the comment from the bug report:

"1. Check each registered bugzilla email address (accounts) and find
matches in garage. The only way to compare accounts is to check the
email addresses.

2. Prompt the user upon a new bugzilla session start that the "system
thinks" he has a valid garage account as well and..

3. ask him/her if he would like to "merge" these two accounts

3a. if the user wants to merge, then indicate in bugzilla's database
that the user will use garage for authentication purposes in the future

3b. if the user does not want to merge the accounts then bail out

4. send a confirmation email about the result of the "merge", which is
in practice not a merge, rather a mark in a database.

For new bugzilla registrations we can immediately generate new "garage
accounts". For new users bugzilla will only perform authentication
against the garage database."

Let me know what do you think.


[1] https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1309

Ferenc Szekely
maemo.org sysadmin, developer
email: ferenc at maemo.org

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