[development] user account email required?

Moshe Weitzman weitzman at tejasa.com
Tue Aug 22 14:29:26 UTC 2006

Chris Johnson wrote:
> When an admin edits a user's account, say to add a role, and then tries 
> to save the result, the form requires that an email address be entered.  
> Yet the database itself does NOT require email addresses.  If one is 
> using something like LDAP or other alternative authentication methods, 
> the email field is often blank.  So now the admin is out of luck because 
> she can't update the record, as she doesn't know the email address.
> I believe this should be changed to remove the requirement for an email 
> address to be present.
> Is there some reason why it needs to be this way, or to not create such 
> a patch?
> ..chrisxj

that probably makes sense. distributed auth users don't have emails either 
... you could easily remove the requirement in form_alter() as well.

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