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Automatically use NT login id?

Instead of adding each user manually and trying to keep our NT users in sync with the FogBUGZ users, it would be nice to just pick up the user's NT login credentials and automatically set the submitter.

Anyone tried this? Planned feature?

David Avraamides
Wednesday, May 08, 2002

It's a bit tricky but certainly not impossible.... is anybody else interested in such a thing?

Joel Spolsky
Wednesday, May 08, 2002

I am for sure. This kind of feature would increase the program a lot.

Alexandre B. Corrêa
Friday, May 10, 2002

I meant: '...increase the usability of..."

Alexandre B. Corrêa
Friday, May 10, 2002

ach, I was hoping you meant "increase the price I would be willing to pay..."

:)

Joel Spolsky
Friday, May 10, 2002

I built a work request application recently that used the NT login name in this way.

The advantage is that you can add new users automatically when they log on. The drawback is that a particular user can only use the application when they log in to NT from their own account.

A problem we had was when users would log in from their own NT machine automatically adding that user, and then they would try to access the application from their friends computer, causing duplicate users to be created.

Matthew Lock
Friday, May 31, 2002

We are interested in NT authentication. I don't think it should automatically add the user, but it is a bit cleaner than the cookie login method.

Rob
Tuesday, June 25, 2002

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