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Re: A new user management tool



On Thu, 2008-05-22 at 15:39 -0400, Will Woods wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-05-22 at 15:32 -0300, Steven Garrity wrote:
> > Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > > Comments are welcome. Please note the section on target audience and use
> > > cases.
> 
> > Maybe even auto-generate the Short Name if the field is empty when Name 
> > is entered? Turn "Ed Jones" into "edjones", etc.?
> 
> It's already in the design document, at the bottom of page 3:
> 
> "The tool then generates a Unix username from the full name and prefills
> the Short Name field. There was some idea to define a set of rules for
> this (e.g. Matthias Clasen→mclasen or Jon McCann→jonm) and update the
> currently used rule based on the corrections that are made to the
> pregenerated username."
> 

Umm, is the above really a problem we need to solve? Is there a great
problem with people being able to create usernames?

-sv



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