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Please let us know if you are using OpenID authentication with LAVA.
Newer versions of django will make it impossible to support
django-openid-auth in Debian unstable and testing. The version of
django-openid-auth in Jessie can continue to be used, so we would like
to know how many users want to continue with this support.
OpenID as a protocol has been dying for some time and Linaro has moved
over to LDAP, which is fine if LDAP is already available.
The time pressure for this change is coming from the schedule to get
the latest django and the latest lava packages into Ubuntu Xenial
16.04LTS which means that support needs to be implemented in the
2015.12 or 2016.1 LAVA releases. This is why this is quickly following
the trusty change. We have been aware of the issues with
django-openid-auth for some time, it was only when we had completed
the move of the Cambridge lab to LDAP that changes involving
django-openid-auth could be considered.
If you are using OpenID authentication (e.g. using Launchpad or Google
OpenID), please let us know.
If you would like to see some other forms of authentication supported,
also let us know. We can investigate Python Social Auth
(http://psa.matiasaguirre.net/), if there is interest.
If we don't hear from users who want django-openid-auth support for
use on Debian Jessie, we will drop django-openid-auth support from all
lava builds. This will leave LDAP and local Django accounts in
If anyone has experience of other django authentication modules, also
let us know.