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Max username length = 8 chars?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bjg, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. bjg

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    Anyone know how to change this? I'm only unable to have usernames up to 8 chars. It's not a system setting as I can create longer usernames using useradd, just can't through cPanel..
     
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    You can't.
    Actually, it is on some systems. Some systems have a max username of 8 characters, it's a very standard restriction. If CPanel stretched this, it would ensure that those systems wouldn't be compatable with CPanel.

    Granted, (most) newer systems and OS releases can handle longer, but the standard is still 8 characters. It's a decent standard that should be upheld by all. 8 chars is plenty long enough for a username.
     
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    8 characters is not long enough.

    The company in question has a firstname.lastname user-naming standard.
     
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    twhiting9275 Well-Known Member

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    Then THEIR standards wouldn't be compliant with more than a few systems. Unfortunately, you're not going to be able to change that situation. The only way to assure 100% compatability , as has been said is just what has been done, enforce an 8 letter standard.
    Like I said, it's more than enough.
     
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    Juanra Well-Known Member

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    Search for LONGUSERS in the forums and in /scripts/wwwacct. I really don't how long until cpanel explodes somewhere if you set that, though.
     
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    Marty Well-Known Member

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    If they are using firstname.lastname for email before the @, then you can still use that on cpanel, you just can't have the username for control panel access be longer the 8 characters.
     
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