remote login against UCCS server expects an email address as userid

Bug #1172877 reported by Mike Gabriel on 2013-04-25
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Bug Description

Hi,

I am currently working on a non-Canonical UCCS session broker implementation [1] and I have stumbled over the requirement in unity-greeter that user IDs of remote logins have to be of an e-mail address format.

While an e-mail address is indeed required for SSO against Launchad and thus against UCCS.landscape.canonical.com, this requirement is not very generic and a usability blocker in non-Canonical UCCS setups.

With the X2Go project's UCCS implementation, users can in theory simply use (e.g.) an LDAP user ID (uid=foo) which works fine on the UCCS implementation side, but this user name »foo« will be rejected apriori by the e-mail format check code in /src/user-list.vala in unity-greeter.

Attached is a diff against the current code that shows the position of the referred to code in user-list.vala. The patch is _not_ a proposed solution, just a pointer to where in the code I am talking about (and indeed a dirty work-around that avoids this ungeneric error notification).

My question is: are the unity-greeter developers open to a more generic approach? E.g. making the RegExp in the e-mail check configurable in some config file (there is no unity-greeter.conf IMHO(?))? What approach would you prefer/suggest?

If there is such an openness, I would love to support the team by providing such a patch? Will the effort be worth the invested time???

Greets,
Mike (from upstream X2Go) aka <email address hidden>

[1] http://code.x2go.org/gitweb?p=x2gobroker.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/uccsoutput

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Mike Gabriel (sunweaver) wrote :
affects: unity-greeter → unity-greeter (Ubuntu)

The attachment "0001_disable-email-check.diff" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

[This is an automated message performed by a Launchpad user owned by ~brian-murray, for any issues please contact him.]

tags: added: patch
Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
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