[RCD] Remove user.alias column

Claudio Kuenzler ck at claudiokuenzler.com
Tue Jul 31 14:41:39 CEST 2012


On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 2:40 PM, Claudio Kuenzler <ck at claudiokuenzler.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 12:39 PM, A.L.E.C <alec at alec.pl> wrote:
>
>> That column is used only for log in. The current behaviour allows only
>> one alias. Also not every installation is using it at all. What I
>> propose is to:[[BR]]
>> 1. remove this column.
>> 2. add an option which will search for the username in identities table.
>> SELECT u.*
>> FROM users.u
>> JOIN identities i ON (i.user_id = u.user_id)
>> WHERE email = ?
>> LIMIT 1
>>
>> So, this way searching for alias would be optional (which will improve
>> performance, when not needed, e.g. there's a plugin which do alias
>> mapping) and will give more possibilities.
>>
>> What I'm afraid of is that there's a use-case where alias is not an
>> email address.
>>
>
> You're exactly right. Our Roundcube installation (with several hundred
> users) is using a setup with Confixx. The e-mail accounts created by
> Confixx can only be accessed by a username (not e-mail address). To allow
> our users to log in using username AND e-mail address, I am using a plugin
> (authenticate_by_confixx).
> But if a user wants to use his real username as login, this would fail if
> the username is not in the alias column anymore.
> Please correct me if I'm wrong.
>

I correct myself. I mixed up username and alias columns. The alias is of
course an e-mail address while the username is the real username.
So no worries from our side.


>
>
>>
>> http://trac.roundcube.net/ticket/1488581
>>
>> --
>> Aleksander 'A.L.E.C' Machniak
>> LAN Management System Developer [http://lms.org.pl]
>> Roundcube Webmail Developer  [http://roundcube.net]
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