UserName: more then 8 characters?

nicklas

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Hello,

Is it possible to have more then 8 characters for a username?
Where or what do I need to do to make it for example 12 characters?

Thanks
 

wzd

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This would also interest me, It's not something 'vital' but why was the username capped at 8 characters and not something like 16 characters?

Could someone from Cpanel maybe comment on this? :) (unless this is an old topic and has been mentioned before)

Thanks
 

wzd

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Dec 16, 2005
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Ah yes,

Should convert to VMS or something ;-) Sorry about the stupid question. I think i need sleep considering it's 4am.

Thanks :)
 

nicklas

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That's really weird,

I have a new customer coming from a cPanel hosting on linux, and he had a login name with 10 characters. :confused: Just wonder how they did it then.

IMO, I think it should be revised, there is no uppercase possible and only 8 characters.
 

Izzee

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You can create a user of more than 8 characters but it will be truncated to 8 automagically ;)

:)
 

chirpy

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Go on, have a guess
One of the reasons that cPanel still enforces 8 character usernames is because of the naming convention of MySQL databases and the length restrictions that were/are on them.