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Created by Guest
Created on Sep 22, 2023

Unable to add a user that has an email that is already in the system

Many Users(admins usually) set up the Admin account with  email so they can get the alerts after setting up SMTP.. But now one cannot have admin ADN account setup with the same email address.

Solution architect recommended that  there is no value at all in having this check and preventing the same email address on more than 1 account...

How would users set up an admin account and get emails sent to THEIR email address if they also have an account in the environment

Needed By Not sure -- Just thought it was cool
  • Guest
    Sep 27, 2023

    Cloud Pak for Business Automation also uses Zen. When we attempt to add a user in the Zen Access Control page that has the same email as another existing user, then we get an error that the email already exist. The validation check to verify if the user already exist should check for the user's username or uid instead of email. If the LDAP doesn't prevent duplicate email values for users, then it doesn't make sense for Zen to limit duplicate emails.