Persona Login Now Fully Enabled On bugzilla.mozilla.org

[Update 2013-01-23 18:35 GMT – turns out there are a couple of Persona features we still need to be absolutely certain that this is a good thing. The change has been reverted until we’ve got those. Sorry for any confusion.]

In April last year, we enabled Persona logins on bugzilla.mozilla.org using a Bugzilla extension I wrote. However, we restricted this login method to low-privilege accounts only while Persona and the extension both matured.

I’m pleased to say that, as of now, unless you are a member of the administrative Bugzilla groups “admin”, “editusers” or “editgroups”, or the “legal” group, then you can now use Persona to log in to bugzilla.mozilla.org :-) In particular, this means all Mozilla employees and security group members can now log in this way.

Make sure you use the correct email address; if you pick a different one to your usual one, Bugzilla will auto-create a Bugzilla account for it.

If for some reason you want b.m.o. not to accept Persona logins for your account, you can do so; file a bug to have your account manually added back to the “no-browser-id” group.

4 thoughts on “Persona Login Now Fully Enabled On bugzilla.mozilla.org

  1. Hmm, just to double check, this means the Persona login must be a valid mailbox, right? (That’s not always true in my case; I assume that means I shouldn’t switch over in this case, since bugmail is very useful for me. Think mockmyid.com but permanent.)

    • If you log in to Bugzilla via Persona with an email address which does not already have a Bugzilla account associated with it, one will be automatically created for you. Does that answer your question?

      Gerv

      • Thanks! Your reply didn’t directly answer it, but I think the assumptions do. What I wanted was, basically, to have the login (which is, in fact, not an e-mail address) disconnected from the e-mail address that things will be sent to. It sounds like this won’t be possible (and perhaps may not even be on the table).