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From "Joe Schaefer (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (INFRA-11485) Does INFRA-7390 have implications for allowable user ids?
Date Wed, 30 Mar 2016 04:33:25 GMT

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Joe Schaefer commented on INFRA-11485:
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Because Sebb I would prefer to see the infrastructure team PERMIT the use of "-" in usernames
for the time being, until it actually presents itself as a real live problem for users.  Keep
in mind there is a longstanding issue to phase out the entire qmail/ezmlm paradigm, which
means this feature will be retracted at some point.  Rather than enshrine it into a technical
prohibition on certain usernames that people occasionally request, why not allow those requests
to be accepted as-is?



> Does INFRA-7390 have implications for allowable user ids?
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: INFRA-11485
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-11485
>             Project: Infrastructure
>          Issue Type: Planned Work
>          Components: Identity Management
>            Reporter: Sebb
>            Assignee: Chris Lambertus
>         Attachments: WHIMSY-49-2.patch
>
>
> INFRA-7390 introduced e-mail aliases of the form
> availid-suffix@apache.org
> Now there are already some availids which contain a hyphen "-".
> Currently the list is:
> an-selm
> james-masanz
> jean-louis
> rgb-es
> soc-xzw
> swaroop-aj
> To avoid ambiguity, this means that the following ids should not be issued
> an
> james
> jean
> rgb
> soc
> swaroop
> AFAICT, these ids have not yet been allocated.
> But if any such ids were issued, there would be opportunities for mails to be unexpectedly
misdirected.
> I don't know how potential availids are screened for suitability.
> If there is an automated check, it should be trivial to add the first part of existing
ids to the list of exclusions.
> Note that the suffix can contain hyphens, so an availid of the form "a-b-c" should disallow
"a-b" as well as "a", etc. for additional hyphens



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