Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#14089 closed Uncategorized (duplicate)

Username validation allows '@' character, while auth backend explicitly prevents this.

Reported by: sam@… Owned by: nobody
Component: contrib.auth Version: 1.2
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


When editing users, the help_text for username states: "Required. 30 characters or fewer. Letters, digits and @/./+/-/_ only."
However, when trying to log in with a username that (thus validly) contains "@", you get the error "Usernames cannot contain the '@' character.".

Of course, the login backend can be replaced with a custom one, but if using a non-existent username containing "@", you still get the contradictory error message.

I think the (useless) error message should be removed if the model allows "@".

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Karen Tracey

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

This is #8342.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by anonymous

Easy pickings: unset
Severity: Normal
Type: Uncategorized
UI/UX: unset
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