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Add ability for users to change username


I previously picked a username I'd no longer like to show up but there's no way to change or delete it from being displayed.


PandaWood wrote Jul 22, 2008 at 1:03 AM

yes, if not feasible to change it directly, would be nice to be able to change what is displayed. My username was a bit of a pun, but now that I've joined several projects, I'd rather change it to something closer to my real name.

W3bbo wrote Mar 19, 2011 at 4:04 AM

As I understand, Codeplex usernames exist in multiple places. I know Codeplex is tightly integrated with the Active Directory infrastructure behind the site (the "SND\foo_cp" stuff), but they also exist in Codeplex's own databases. So there's at least two places to be changed. It also doesn't help that short of using a Security ID that an account name is often used as a primary key when doing hetrogenous systems interopability. Finally, remember that changing an AD username requires Domain Admin (or delegated) permission, so implementing it in an automated process may be a security liability (hmm, but then again, they have automated the provisioning of new accounts).

Still, they should make it easier to request a name-change, such as an admin contact form with pre-set frequent queries.

MarioMajcica wrote Mar 19, 2011 at 8:56 AM

I'm in the same situation as PandaWood. Possibility to choose the displayed name will be more then welcome, a must!


aspnetdev wrote Jun 28, 2011 at 2:04 PM

They could easily add a new field to the profile provider for "VisibleUserName" or something. Then they could retain the original username as a primary key (and just not display it to the user).

johnmcalvert wrote Apr 21, 2012 at 3:49 AM

Is this essentially the same as issue #11793?

neugrek wrote May 27, 2012 at 12:32 PM

I would also like to be able to change my username.

tom103 wrote Aug 12, 2012 at 1:57 PM

I agree with other commenters, the ability to at least change the display name would be very welcome. I initially created an account with a dummy user name, but now I'd like to use my real name instead... And I can't just create a new account, since I already own a project.

juFo wrote Oct 1, 2012 at 6:00 PM

damn can't change my username

nightwolf226 wrote May 28, 2013 at 2:28 PM

@PandaWood: I feel your pain, bro! :)

chitwemyint wrote Jun 10, 2013 at 3:56 AM

My name is chitswemyint
But I make mistake like this => chitwemyint

shehab8887 wrote Nov 6, 2013 at 4:21 PM

LOL the issue is since 2008 :D

Surfifer wrote Nov 20, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Since we can sign in to CodePlex with MSDN credentials, is it not relatively simple to display the MSDN Display Name in Codeplex? You can already edit it in MSDN, so it would save implementing edit functionality in Codeplex.

betageek wrote Jan 8, 2014 at 2:26 AM

wow, how time flies however the problem still exists...

rahuldedhia wrote Jan 9, 2014 at 6:03 AM

Please add a field for showing the display name to users which can be changeable, rather giving an option to change username

nightwolf226 wrote Mar 10, 2014 at 11:48 PM

@rahuldedhia: I'd prefer both...
I hope username is not a PK in the CodePlex DB, or we're screwed. :)

lastcontract wrote Apr 14, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Bump for a 2008 issue, add a display name, thanks.

cortembert wrote May 14, 2014 at 1:09 PM


airvoice1984 wrote May 21, 2014 at 3:42 AM


QianLi1011 wrote Jul 1, 2014 at 7:14 AM

+1. At least should add an option for changing the display name.