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

Baxley, Nate nbaxley at illinois.edu
Thu Oct 1 10:30:37 EDT 2015

Can the username then be changed at the end of the semester?  Will this prevent the user from accessing courses they were enrolled in under the old username from prior semesters?

Nate Baxley
nbaxley at illinois.edu

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From: lon-capa-users-bounces at mail.lon-capa.org [mailto:lon-capa-users-bounces at mail.lon-capa.org] On Behalf Of Stuart Raeburn
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2015 9:01 AM
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Subject: Re: [LON-CAPA-users] legal name change/user id change

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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