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Installation of Bugzilla and connecting it with LDAP

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I have installed Bugzilla 4.4 on Apache. I have configured it for LDAP authentication. I have some users on LDAP and I wish to allow all of them to be able to file a bug on Bugzilla.

However, it appears that I still need to create all these users in bugzilla. Instead of creating 100 users one by one - is there a way I could insert records in some table OR any configuration by which the user is automatically created?

What is the best way to configure in this case?

posted Nov 18, 2013 by Meenal Mishra

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2 Answers

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However, it appears that I still need to create all these users in bugzilla.

Why do you think that? As I understand the documentation, your LDAP users simply need to successfully login to Bugzilla.

Check this link, should be helpful

answer Nov 18, 2013 by Jagan Mishra
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You do not need to create the users before they login for the first time *unless* you want to set one of them as a contact on a bug (e.g. assignee, qa_contact, cc list) before they login.

When somebody logs in for the first time, their entry is created in the profiles table in your database, and then they can be set as a contact on a bug.

If you want to pre-populate the profiles table (or keep it up to date), contrib/ works very well.

answer Nov 18, 2013 by Abhay Kulkarni
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Could somebody point me where the problem is? I'd expect only one authentication request from the server when user presents himself first time (or after cache expires).

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