Reply to post: Re: Automatic User Name Creation

Hey, I wrote this neat little program for you guys called the IMAC User Notification Tool

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Re: Automatic User Name Creation

A department at the BBC used a similar user name generation system, based on family name and initial letters from given names.

A large US corporation that shall remain nameless took over a UK company and introduced their single sign on system. SSO ids were the first 4 letters of the surname and first 2 letters of the first name. It took them a while to understand why Chris Fell's id caused amusement(*).

(*) The more innocent reader may need to refer to the Urban Dictionary(**).

(**) But then again, maybe they shouldn't.

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