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JimmyTrivedi Posted ·

Custom Username for this portal

Just now I created my profile in this portal and I went to settings to set my username. But there is no effect after setting username. I tried several times. There is no Internet problem or something like that. Please have a look at this: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/users/[USERNAME]/settings



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DSPatrick Posted ·

The Display Name is editable. The user URL is not editable here in QnA. Try making these changes to your GitHub profile

https://github.com/settings/profile

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Hello,

Thanks for the reply. But what is the meaning wit Github? And it this portal uses same URL as my Github profile URL, then also I don't have any problem. Even I'm trying to set that only.

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If you already have a GitHub profile then you can use that here.


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Exactly, I want the same username which is in github, but it is not taking

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Then I'd sign out as current user, sign in here using the preferred github profile.


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DSPatrick Posted · May 10 at 2:01 AM

The Display Name is editable. The user URL is not editable here in QnA. Try making these changes to your GitHub profile

https://github.com/settings/profile

(please don't forget to mark helpful replies as answer)

Hi @DSPatrick ,

That is not accurate Dave.

You can change both (User displayed name and URL) as the image shows. For example I created a test account using the displayed name: "My Test Account"

the system created for me the URL:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/users/mytestaccount-6526/

Obviously I do not want to have this number as part of the URL so I edited the URL as shown in the image bellow and it is now:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/users/mytestaccount/


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Sure you can but this effectively creates a new profile. Heed the warning Changing your username will break any existing links to your profile


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pituach Posted ·

Good day @JimmyTrivedi

1) You can change the URL to your user profile if the URL is not already in used.

This might lead to some existing links to break and not work, which is why it is something that it is good to do as soon as you can. Once the account is active and you already used it I do not recommend to change the URL, but it can be done

To do so, go to your profile -> on the left of the page you have menu, click on the "Setting"

2) Regarding the GitHub

The forum account is related to your Docs account. It is NOT directly connected to your GitHub account.

When you click on "Edit" a document in the docs system then you are redirect to the relevant GitHub project/page. At this time obviously If you have GitHub account and your browser "remember" it then automatically signed to that account. But you can signout and signin again to GitHub with different account.

3) "Exactly, I want the same username which is in github, but it is not taking"

You can use the same name or different name and you can change your GitHub information without any effect here and vise versa.

If the user/url which you select here is already in used then you cannot use it obciously. Otherwise simply edit your profile and select the one you want to use

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saldana-msft Posted ·

We use the user name (the user URL) in Q&A as that value is unique where as display names are not. We need to use a unique identifier so the community knows who each user is as well as being able to mention them. That is why we use the user name vs. the display name.

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