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Bug 7941 - [wish] a username different to the display name
[wish] a username different to the display name
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
PC Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-11-16 14:02 UTC by chty
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description chty 2006-11-16 14:02:42 UTC
Is it possible to have a username different to the display name ?

I use an external authentication: I use an email address as username, but I
don't want that the email address is displayed in the top right corner. It the
same for pages owners, history...

Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-12-03 03:36:18 UTC
Does switching on $wgAllowRealNames and setting a real name for each user (pull
it in using the authentication plugin?) have the desired effect?
Comment 2 Andrew Garrett 2007-09-10 07:30:49 UTC
No response for 9 1/2 months. Closing as WORKSFORME, as Rob noted an adequate mechanism to achieve the purpose.

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