I have a public Jira instance that allows people to register to create new accounts, but the same instance is used by internal people that are using LDAP to authenticate.
The main problem is how to prevent people from outside from creating accounts with the same name as ones from intranet?
Here is a client-side restriction that works if you add this code to the Annoucement Banner in admin pannel.
Still rememeber that this is only client side, so people can go around this if they really want.
Use the JIRA REST API to search for users with the username used to register and reject if a result returns from the REST search. Does this work for you?
A plugin will probably do.
I would support the option of
"force a specific pattern (regexp) for creation of local accounts."
The other option with the email addresses
"even better allow, people to login using their email address (email as login). I know that this could be a problem if you have several accounts with the same email, something that currently is possible in Jira, even if I wish not to be possible."
seems prone to errors, so I would not recommend it.
In addition to above options, you could write a plugin in order to achieve this. If your team does not have the expertise to implement this, you could contact one of our Experts who are professionals in implementing requirements like these.
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