[LON-CAPA-users] legal name change/user id change

Stuart Raeburn raeburn at msu.edu
Thu Oct 1 10:00:30 EDT 2015

Hi Doug,

Virtualization of usernames is planned for a future LON-CAPA release  
to accommodate this type of situation.

What is currently done at MSU in the case where a student changes  
his/her MSUNetID (used as the username in the msu domain)  
mid-semester, is to have the user continue to log-in using the "old"  
MSUNetID until the end of the semester.  A domain coordinator will  
change the first name, last name and "permanent" e-mail address  
associated with the "old" username in LON-CAPA.

In the event that changing an institutional username also causes  
authentication to stop working for the "old" username, then a domain  
coordinator can also change the authentication type to "internal" and  
direct the student to (a) use /adm/resetpw to set a password, and  
thereafter log-in via /adm/login (i.e., not use SSO) for the remainder  
of the semester.

If you use automated enrollment there will be an entry in the  
autoenroll.log file noting that a potential username change has been  
detected (based on the student/employee ID being used for two  
different usernames - the one in LON-CAPA -- "old" username -- and the  
one in the institutional classlist -- "new" username).  Automated  
enrollment does not drop the old username from the classlist and add  
the new username to the classlist in this instance.

Stuart Raeburn
LON-CAPA Academic Consortium

Quoting "Mills, Douglas G" <dmills at illinois.edu>:

> Hi All,
> We have a student who's had a legal name change and consequently   
> changed their user name as well. I think the instructor can   
> certainly work around this situation to merge information from the   
> two different users in Lon-Capa for calculating grades, etc. but I   
> thought I'd throw the situation out on the listserv in case there's   
> a way to change the user's ID in Lon-Capa and preserve their   
> existing work(?) Thanks as always,
> Doug
> Douglas Mills
> Director of Instructional Technology
> Department of Chemistry
> University of Illinois

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