RenameUser should log out target user to prevent unwanted recreation of old username
OpenPublic

Description

Author: xenowiki

Description:
It's fairly common that a user will request a rename usually based on a privacy concern (they used their real name, etc.).

The rename will be performed but because of (I assume) cookies and SUL and such, the account gets recreated automatically - this is usually undesirable.

Rename should perhaps force a userlogout - if possible - to avoid this happening. Or perhaps someone has a more elegant solution.


Version: unspecified
Severity: normal

bzimport added a subscriber: wikibugs-l.
bzimport set Reference to bz26816.
bzimport created this task.Via LegacyJan 20 2011, 4:28 PM
hashar added a comment.Via ConduitJan 22 2011, 1:23 PM

Raised severity enhancement -> normal

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 16 2011, 4:52 AM

RSYQFIOJGWZA wrote:

Further prevention of automatic re-creation would be helpful. I wrote the following in bug 17313#C22:
"I suggest creating a way to salt the account names that request successful
renames, implementing it on English Wikipedia, and getting consensus of the
Bureaucrats there to use it."

aaron added a comment.Via ConduitOct 21 2011, 7:36 PM

This is already done, but the user_touched change isn't committed till all the job rows are inserted, which could be a quite a few seconds.

Add Comment

Column Prototype
This is a very early prototype of a persistent column. It is not expected to work yet, and leaving it open will activate other new features which will break things. Press "\" (backslash) on your keyboard to close it now.