Users cannot edit their username

no option to edit username

Hi team,
My users have lost the ability to edit their usernames. Can you investigate?

Thanks,
Emma

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What’s the value of username change period? (The number of days after registration that accounts can change their username (0 to disallow username change).

And you’re not using SSO, right?

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not using SSO-correct… it’s currently set to 3 days

is the person trying to change their name been a member for more than 3 days?

yes, we have tested with 2 people who have both been members more than 3 days

If they have been members for more than 3 days and username change period is 3 days, the expected behavior is that they will not be able to change their username.

Perhaps you want to change that site setting to a bigger number.

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a user who joined on Dec 4 is not able to. Could this be a bug?

If the username change period is set to 3, then no, this is not a bug. December 4 is more than 3 days ago, outside of the change period. As such, they should not be able to change their name.

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We’ve adjusted the wording here as the description has tripped up people before.

The description for username_change_period is now “The maximum number of days after registration that accounts can change their username (0 to disallow username change).”

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ok any recommendations on how we should adjust it then? I would like to allow my users to edit their usernames indefinitely.

Just set it to a high number, like 100000. That’s 273-ish years, far longer than you users will be using Discourse.

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You understand that they’ll lose the connections to their existing posts?

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Yeah they are ok with it.

Thanks,
Emma

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