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Request to rename Pokefan95 to Poyekhali on Phabricator
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Hello, can a Phab admin change my username here to Poyekhali? So that it matches with my username in Wikimedia wikis. Thanks.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptMay 19 2017, 6:43 AM
Poyekhali renamed this task from Change username of Pokefan95 to Request to rename Pokefan95 to Poyekhali on Phabricator.May 19 2017, 6:45 AM
Poyekhali moved this task from To Triage to Administration (UI) on the Phabricator board.
Aklapper closed this task as Resolved.May 20 2017, 11:31 AM
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Changed username as requested:

The old username will no longer be tied to the user, so anything which uses it (like old commit messages) will no longer associate correctly. (And, if you give a user a username which some other user used to have, username lookups will begin returning the wrong user.)

It is generally safe to rename newly created users (and test users and so on), but less safe to rename established users and unsafe to reissue a username.

Users who rely on password authentication will need to reset their password after their username is changed (their username is part of the salt in the password hash).

The user will receive an email notifying them that you changed their username, with instructions for logging in and resetting their password if necessary.