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Bug 4057 - Login is not sensitive to the case, but User:Login is
Login is not sensitive to the case, but User:Login is
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User login and signup (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-11-23 15:24 UTC by Théo
Modified: 2005-12-05 12:25 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Théo 2005-11-23 15:24:36 UTC
The login is not case sensitive. Chtitux == ChtiTux == chtitux.
But the pages [[User:Chtitux]], [[User:Chtitux]] and [[User:chtitux]] are
totally different : it is not the same pages.
When an user login with chtitux and he has registered his nick with ChtiTux, his
"home page" is empty [[User:chtitux]] doesn't exist. He has no contributions
(Special:Contrib/chtitux != Special:Contrib/ChtiTux).

Either the software is case sensitive (ChtiTux and chtitux are different nicks),
or not at all (Chtitux and ChtiTux and chtitux are the same users AND
User:Chtitux == User:chtitux (etc.))
Comment 1 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-23 17:51:36 UTC
Dear Théo,

Please do the following:

a) Log in as [[User:Chtitux]]; set the interface language to somthing else then
default en: - English, eo: - Esperanto etc.; create your user page (at what wiki
en:?, fr:?); then log out.
b) Log in as [[User:ChtiTux]]; set the interface language  to somthing else then
default fr: - Franc,ais, eo: - Esperanto etc.; create your user page; then log out.
c) Log in as [[User:chtitux]]; loo at the language defined in the preferences
and see what this account is: It should be a). Look at "your page" it should be
the same as the one created a).

Note: If the wiki is *not* case sensitive regarding the *first* letter you may
create *different* pages [[user_talk:foo]] *and* [[user_talk:Foo]]. This should
not be and related to this is

bug 03904: disallow user pages and user_talk pages starting with lower case on
case sensitive wikis

Note: Acconts *Chtitux* is always / should always be different from *ChtiTux*.
If you can see this from the procedure described above please make the bug as
invalid as it is no duplicate of bug 03904.

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3904 ***
Comment 2 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-23 17:53:11 UTC
ups! reopened and removed duplicate of bug 03904
Comment 3 Théo 2005-11-23 18:30:08 UTC
OOoops, ChtiTux and Chtitux are NOT the same account. I've created 2 accounts :
[C,c]htitux AND ChtiTux. (I've checked that with the User ID).

But I think the non-sensitive case of Nicks it's a bad idea ...
Comment 4 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-12-05 12:25:19 UTC
marked as INVALID
actual policy is to have case sensitive login

Else this woud be a duplicate of bugs related to "mimicry":
Bug 1524: usernames should use unicode whitelist
and its duplicates
- Bug 2290: user impersonation using homographs
- Bug 3313: Disallow usernames that are too similar to existing names

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]

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