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I wonder how to map Usernames/Wikinames using the userlist? I'd like to give our workers a shorter login (provided by .htaccess).

As far as I understood the docs there is a way to do so, but it is not described anywhere.

-- ThomasBaluWalter - 25 Mar 2002


See GettingTheUsernameWrong for some background, and TWikiDocumentation#TWiki_User_Authentication. This could be better documented (took me a year to realise it was possible!) so please comment here about where the TWiki web's docs need improving.

-- RichardDonkin - 25 Mar 2002

In the section titled:

TWiki Username vs. Login Username

I would add an example or two after the paragraph:

TWiki can automatically map an intranet username to a TWiki username, provided that the username pair exists in the TWikiUsers topic. This is also handled automatically when you register.

In reading this paragraph, I have to ask, what the correct format is for the "pairing", should it be:

or etc.

Also the following paragraph doesn't seem to be in the right place. Maybe in some section that deals with using the username rather than administering the user name would be better, maybe TextFormattingRules or GoodStyle. I want to make sure that the users see this info rather than the admin.

NOTE: To correctly enter a WikiName - your own or someone else's - be sure to include the Main web name in front of the Wiki username, followed by a period, and no spaces. ...

-- JohnRouillard - 26 Mar 2002

The correct format is the first one you gave, see GettingTheUsernameWrong, but the doc should be fixed of course. I have created a to-do for docs at Codev.MappingUsernames.

-- RichardDonkin - 29 Mar 2002

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