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Re: Announcing mod_ssl_user

From: Colin Watson <cjwatson_at_flatline.org.uk>
Date: 2003-06-21 02:36:19 CEST

On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 08:34:48PM +0200, Martin v. L?wis wrote:
> Mukund <mukund@tessna.com> writes:
> > Personally, I would like an option to use an extension to specify
> > the username in client certificates rather than fields in the subject DN.
> > This is because we already use the fields in the subject DN (CN to indicate
> > the real name of the person for example).
> Well, we have apparently different ideas of what a user name is. To
> me, the "real name of the person" is a much better user name than
> any "username". For example, having the real name of the person show
> up in 'svn log' is much better than having its userid being logged.
> So I set
> in httpd.conf, and get all users logged with their real names. Why
> would I want to log account names instead?

Debian has two developers with the same real name (even if you include
middle names). They have different usernames, though.

I usually prefer to see usernames in commit messages because, when I'm
working in technical contexts, I think of people by their usernames.
Plus, as above, it's clearly a far more correct choice of primary key.
Annotating with the real name would be fine if it's manageable.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]
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