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From Ian Duffy <>
Subject [GSoC] Accounts vs User
Date Sun, 09 Jun 2013 12:00:48 GMT

I was just wondering about the difference between an "account" and a
"user", the naming of and layout to me seems unclear.

When you navigate to Accounts and click "Add Account" it creates an
account with the given information and a user.

When you open up the Account you have just created you are able to add
multiple users to it, each with a different username, firstname,
lastname, email, firstname and timezone. They have the same domain I
am unsure about network domain as it is left unshown.

Am I correct in thinking:
1) An account is more like a group.
2) An account/group can not exist without one user (Why does this
limitation exist? Surely we should be able to provision groups without
having users to assign to them just yet)
3) An account/group outlines limits for its user
4) A user must be part of an account

For the sake of LDAP intergration how should this be done? LDAP
wouldn't really contain the neccessary information to populate an
"account/group" i.e. limits.


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