[LON-CAPA-users] enrollment with unique username

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 31 Aug 2004 14:21:18 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Mike,

> Regarding usernames generated from email address with a period in the 
> username: I tried the following.  I enrolled a student with username 
> isaac.newton (Note period in the name).  The student was successfully 
> enrolled and is displayed on the roster with username isaacnewton (no 
> period).  When I login in as Isaac Newton, I find that I can successfully 
> logon with either username isaac.newton or isaacnewton.    Both work fine; 
> lon-capa seems to be forgiving when it comes to periods in usernames.

Neat, didn't realize we did that.

> Are there any known problems with enrolling students with a username in the 
> format firstname.lastname?

Well since it appears we are silently stripping the period out, you
have the problem that


Will end up as the same user.

I'll take a look at enabling support for . or _ in usernames for the
next release. (I think I also had a request for -)

guy@albertelli.com  LON-CAPA Developer  0-7-3-4-