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 2015.12.
If anyone has experience of other django authentication modules, also let us know.