We have a unique situation where our users are externally provided, but we store their name and email details within sakai. This allows them to change the email address that is used in the system. However, in 2.9 there was a password validation step added when the user edits their details. Our passwords are externally managed so this validation won't work. I'm proposing that we add a list of user types to consult that allows us to bypass the password validation (and editing) step.