[clo-devel] Using Google accounts for Trac access?

Daniel Herring dherring at tentpost.com
Tue Aug 16 01:40:46 UTC 2011

On Mon, 15 Aug 2011, Erik Huelsmann wrote:

> When I saw it's now possible to log in to SourceForge using your Google Account, I thought it's a nice way to open up our Trac wikis and bug trackers to a broader public than the current "account holders of c-l.net only" policy.
> From what I can tell, Google offers OAuth/OpenID user authentication. As far as I can tell, there's an OpenID plugin available for Trac 0.11 (our version). Is that good enough for us?
> As far as I'm aware, we have that policy to prevent spam bots from logging in and destroying wiki content.  Would a relaxation be all right?

Assuming it doesn't increase the spam load, I'd prefer using OpenID to 
creating a local trac account.

Curious whether OpenID accounts could be associated with local accounts as 
a bonus feature.

- Daniel

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