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From Francesco Chicchiriccò <>
Subject Re: Using email as authentication in addition to user name
Date Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:10:29 GMT
On 14/02/2017 14:48, Ravindra Singareddy wrote:
> Good Morning Syncope Users,
> I have a simple use case of authenticating users using email in addition to the username.
What will be best practices approach, to make an addition to existing code base without losing

Hi Ravi,
there is currently no OOTB support for authenticating users by anything 
but username.

This looks, however, like a nice feature: one can think to add a new 
configuration parameter [1] enlisting the attribute(s) that can be used 
for authentication (for example, ["username", "email", 
"socialSecurityNumber"]), and Syncope will attempt authentication 
against the configured parameters, in order, until one succeeds or all fail.
Would you mind opening a new feature issue on JIRA?

The code responsible for the current behavior is [2].

Until the new feature will be added, you might also have the possibility 
to do something similar, even if it is not trivial.

Essentially, you will need to, in your own local project (please note 
that I am not talking of Syncope sources, but of the project you should 
have generated from archetype):

1. create the directory 
2. download the class of [2] and place it in the directory created above
3. replace the line [2] with the logic for authenticating via email 
address, that I have sketched in [3]

This *should* work, even though I have no time right now to give it a try.



Francesco Chicchiriccò

Tirasa - Open Source Excellence

Member at The Apache Software Foundation
Syncope, Cocoon, Olingo, CXF, OpenJPA, PonyMail

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