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From Ravindra Singareddy <>
Subject Re: Using email as authentication in addition to user name
Date Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:53:42 GMT
Hi Francesco,

I will download the latest code and will test this feature. We also need to set unique constraint
on email schema field for the user.

Here is Test Case Scenario:

1) User one registers and gives email as User one successfully logs into the
system using email.

2) While registering User two with email, the system should throw duplicate email
error in the Syncope console, Syncope Enduser and from Restful API.

Please make accommodation to this test case, if it is not considered. I will do detail test
and send you the report.

Thanks a lot


From: Francesco Chicchiriccò <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:19 PM
To: dev
Subject: Re: Using email as authentication in addition to user name

Hi Ravi,
as you might have noticed, I have provided that feature; it will be
officially available in Syncope 2.0.3, but you can find it in
2.0.3-SNAPSHOT too.

If you want to try it out, please revert all changes suggested below in
your generated Maven project, set the two fields with Syncope version to
2.0.3-SNAPSHOT in your root pom.xml, then add


right before </project>.

At this point you can build again and authentication by email will be


On 15/02/2017 07:15, Ravindra Singareddy wrote:
> Hi Francesco,
> 1) Created (SYNCOPE-1015) User Authentication using email
> 2) created a project from maven archetype.
> 3) Modified source code as per instructions, as reference [3]
> 4) Did testing using RESTFul API and from syncope enduser GUI, both of them failed.
> Analysis of Failure:
> 4) Search based on user email worked and password is authenticated successfully for email.
> 5) The authentication method is returning true.
> 6) After successful authentication  client calls self method
> Pair<Map<String, Set<String>>, UserTO> self = client.self();
> 7) Client self, in turn, calls createServiceInstance method of RestClientFactoryBean
and which is throwing error.
> Thanks
> Ravi
> ________________________________
> From: Francesco Chicchiriccò <>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:10 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Using email as authentication in addition to user name
> 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
> core/spring/src/main/java/org/apache/syncope/core/spring/security
> 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.
> Regards.
> [1]
Apache Syncope 2.0.1 - Reference Guide<>
This reference guide covers Apache Syncope services for identity management, provisioning,
and compliance.

> [2]
syncope/ at 2_0_X · apache/syncope · GitHub<>
syncope - Mirror of Apache Syncope

> [3]

Francesco Chicchiriccò

Tirasa - Open Source Excellence

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

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