[Maintain-dev] [JIRA] Commented: (MNT-1357) User full names

Frederic Wenzel (JIRA) jira at osuosl.org
Mon Feb 20 14:29:37 PST 2006

     [ http://bugs.osuosl.org/browse/MNT-1357?page=comments#action_10832 ]
Frederic Wenzel commented on MNT-1357:

I disagree. It's not that big of an issue that some authentication modules support full names and others don't. We could have a fallback in there so that "getFullName()" (or so) returns the "fullest name applicable". This is the real name if available and the username if not. That's totally transparent.

Still, enabling full name support is maybe not a stupid idea.

> User full names
> ---------------
>          Key: MNT-1357
>          URL: http://bugs.osuosl.org/browse/MNT-1357
>      Project: Maintain
>         Type: Task
>     Versions: 3.0
>     Reporter: Danny Robert
>     Assignee: Danny Robert
>     Priority: Minor
>      Fix For: 3.0

> LDAP has support for storing full information about a user, but currently the MySQL database does not store this information.  It will be difficult to handle the displaying of 'fullname' for users if some types of users have full names and others don't.  The real issue is, should 'fullname' support be fully enabled, or fully disabled--it currently is in an awkward state.

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