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  • identical user names?

    It looks like it's possible for multiple people to register with the same user name. Or at least, I can edit someone's account and change their username to one that's already taken, and don't receive any kind of warning.

    Is that a bug, or by design? Seems like a bad idea to me...

  • #2
    It is possible yes, but I believe only if you have the options set to allow it. Check Admin CP > Options > Registration options and there should be one about duplicate usernames.

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    • #3
      I could just be blind, but I don't see an option that looks like it does that. There's one for unique email addresses, but not for unique usernames.

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      • #4
        Well, you can only do it via the CP, so it was just something that wasn't actually taken into account.

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        • #5
          Yes it is impossible for a User to register with a username that is already taken, however you as the admin can change someone's username to that.

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          • #6
            That's okay I s'pose... but it still seems odd. Especially since I bet I could set two people's usernames and passwords to be the same thing, and then what might happen? Suggestion for the next version would be to make sure that's impossible.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by endquote
              That's okay I s'pose... but it still seems odd. Especially since I bet I could set two people's usernames and passwords to be the same thing, and then what might happen? Suggestion for the next version would be to make sure that's impossible.
              I will try that

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              • #8
                I've just been caught out with the same 'problem' with my vb v2.2 implementation.

                I had two pairs of users with the same username. When the newest users try to login, their username/password pair were denied because (I think) that vB was trying to look for the password of the first matching username it found (ie. the old/original ones).

                Likewise, I could find nothing in the Admin CP that explicitly blocked a new users from registering the same username as an existing user.

                Definitely a hole that needs plugging, IMO.

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