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Sydent doesn't delete 3PIDs from DB on unbind #192

babolivier opened this issue Aug 15, 2019 · 2 comments · Fixed by #213


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commented Aug 15, 2019

According to, when receiving an /unbind request, Sydent only sets the MXID and a couple of timestamps to NULL, but doesn't actually remove the 3PID from its database, and I can't seem to find any place where we delete anything from the local_threepid_associations table. I don't believe this is something we want.

@anoadragon453 anoadragon453 self-assigned this Sep 11, 2019
@richvdh richvdh closed this in #213 Sep 23, 2019
richvdh added a commit that referenced this issue Sep 23, 2019

Fixes #192

On unbinding a threepid, Sydent would only set the Matrix ID (and some metadata) to NULL in the database, but keep the threepid address (email or phone number) around.

This PR changes it so that rows are deletes instead of partially redacted, as well as adds a migration step to delete any rows with NULL Matrix ID fields from the local_threepid_associations table.

Global associations were already deleted fully, so there is no reason to modify that database.

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commented Sep 25, 2019

Unfortunately we had to revert #213 due to #218

@richvdh richvdh reopened this Sep 25, 2019

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commented Sep 25, 2019

so, I think we need to rethink how the database replication works, to allow for deletion in a way that doesn't involve keeping a copy of the deleted data forever. Presumably a queue of things awaiting pushing, for each peer?

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