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Item4505: User registration states incorrect user name

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I registered a user "JohnSmith" in my dev TWiki. At the end I got this message:

Thank you for registering

  • Your personal TWiki topic PeterThoeny has been created
That is, my own user name was shown, not "JohnSmith". Registration proceeded properly, e.g. user account has been created for "JohnSmith".

Using Apache login; all scripts are under authentication.

-- TWiki:Main/PeterThoeny - 26 Aug 2007

I happen to have the same configuration as you (as far as the available information goes) so I tried this (I was logged on as me)

I get

  • Your personal TWiki topic JohnSmith has been created
You are going to have to be more explicit about how to reproduce this (configuration etc).


I cannot reproduce this either.

-- TWiki:Main.SteffenPoulsen - 17 Sep 2007

I reproduced it, and fixed it in 4.2 - Item4771.

The 'thanks' message.tmpl used %WIKIUSERNAME% rather than the actual user topic created. So if you were already logged in, and registered a new user, and where not using sessions support (Peter obviously does not 'need' sessions, as all scripts use apacheauth..) This would happen.

-- TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit - 23 Nov 2007

Summary User registration states incorrect user name
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
Codebase ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-4.2.0, Fri, 24 Aug 2007, build 14614
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Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed


TargetRelease minor
ReleasedIn 4.2.0
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Topic revision: r5 - 2008-01-22 - KennethLavrsen
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