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Changing Username

  Asked By: Zachariah    Date: Feb 19    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 7567

Is it possible for a user to change their own username if I'm using the
AD autocreation mode?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Nathanael Wong     Answered On: Feb 19

Well unless they had admin priviledges, where could they even go?

Answer #2    Answered By: Todd Hamilton     Answered On: Feb 19

As administrator, you would go to Site Settings, Manage Profile Database, View profile properties.

From there, you would choose to edit “PreferredName”, and select “Allow users to edit this property” and “Show on the Edit My Profile page.

All users can then edit their displayname.

However, if you do this, you will see that SharePoint warns you that because this setting is taken from Active Directory, any changes made can get lost when the next update occurs.

If this is something you want users to be able to do, your best bet is to work on some code that updates the Active Directory display name field.

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