Support e-mail address logins in the API

Review Request #8578 - Created Dec. 16, 2016 and submitted

Barret Rennie
Review Board

The API now supports logging in with an e-mail address just like the
normal login view. A new WebAPI auth backend has been added that
translates supplied e-mail addresses to usernames so that they can be
used in the standard auth backend.

Authenticated with an e-mail address via the API.

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David Trowbridge
Barret Rennie
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Status: Closed (submitted)

Change Summary:

Pushed to release-2.5.x (bf7bd55)