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5/14/2013 6:17 AM
Most likely I am hallucinating, but I thought I saw an option similar to "Use EMail as Login" in the portal user account settings yesterday. Now I cannot find it anymore (I also upgraded 7.0.5 to 7.0.6).

Is it doable somehow? I want to use email address + password only; absolutely no other user info required.
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5/14/2013 7:27 AM
Admin --> site settings --> user account settings --> use email address as username

That should work.

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5/14/2013 9:59 AM
You should take care if you already have some registered users. I described how to do it in another thread some days ago ( - or at least, how I think it can be done.

Please use a testing environment/copy of your web site and database before you do this in a production environment!

Best wishes

Michael Tobisch
DNN★MVP - Michael Tobisch's Site about DNN, SQL Server, ASP.Net and other related stuff - The most vibrant community around the DNN-platform
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5/14/2013 10:12 AM
Thank you, Mark. The reason why I could not find this option anymore is that I chose "Custom" as "Registration Form Type" in the meantime - which makes this option disappear. Not sure why, but I think if "Username" is left out in the custom fields, then this will have almost the same effect.

Thank you for the warning, Michael. This made me change my mind and I decided that it is better to register the user with username, password + email address. Works fine when I select only those fields in custom mode.

Drawback: when I do not have the user input a displayname, then the user.ascx skinobject will not show anything in logged in state. So now I wonder how to correctly derive from the code in user.ascx.cs. Only a minor code change is required but I want to only make this change for one skin and not touch the original skinobject.
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