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Academic Use and 8 Character Username Limit

Discussion in 'Workarounds and Optimization' started by mwynne, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. mwynne

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    Hi All,

    I am working on getting cpanel/WHM setup for use in classes here at our college. Wondering if there is anyone out there that has done this and could provide some guidance and lessons learned before I go to production. The way I have it set up now is I am setting instructors up with reseller accounts and letting them create users/domains for their class(es).

    One thing in particular that I am seeing as being problematic is the username first 8 character uniqueness requirement. Is there any way to tweak that? I have read that it is tied to the way cPanel creates dB prefix names so wondering if that can be altered at all.

    I currently have a single server, and am planning to have them create domains/user accounts that match the students' username which we allow them to set themselves and it often gets duplicated beyond 8 characters (for instance, they often use lastnamefirstname as a format and last names often duplicate beyond 8.

    Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.

    Mark
     
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    Hello,

    In cPanel & WHM version 11.56 and newer, MySQL's unique character limit requirement does not exist on servers that use MariaDB. You can ensure MariaDB is installed by using the following option:

    "WHM Home » Software » MySQL/MariaDB Upgrade"

    This will allow you to use usernames that start with the same eight characters, regardless of if database prefixing is enabled under the "SQL" tab in "WHM >> Tweak Settings".

    Thank you.
     
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    Thanks for the info. That works!

    Anyone have any Academic use cases/suggestions?

    Mark
     
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