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Using email address for User Name

Feb 7, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Hi there,

Is it possible to use an email address for the username field?

For example most sites e.g. twitter, you can login using your email address. If I try to create a user with user name 'a@b.com' it fails with unkown error

We want users to login using their email address and not having a username is just one more thing for them to remember!

Thanks for a fantastic FBA pack :-)

Coordinator
Feb 7, 2012 at 8:11 PM

You can, but not with the built in functionality of the FBA Pack. I've created custom login pages for clients that do the username lookup based on the email address entered.

Feb 9, 2012 at 2:09 PM

That's super news. Can you provide examples of login pages that would do that username lookup based on the email address entered?

Coordinator
Feb 9, 2012 at 6:18 PM

There's an example here:

http://sharepoint2010fba.codeplex.com/discussions/277156

I think it does need some changes to get working, but it gives you a starting point.