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embedding the username in URLs
I am trying to integrate Vanilla with an existing user system. The only remaining hurdle is to forward links to a user in Vanilla to the corresponding user in the external system. I don't want to store the Vanilla ID in the external system. One way to make this possible is with an Apache rewrite rule that would recognize a request to view a username, and transform the URL to request to view the same user name in the external system. Unfortunately, links to users in Vanilla are by ID number, e.g., <account.php?u=1234>. Would it be possible to change the interface to also accept requests of the fom <account.php?n=mark>? And to change all links to users to use this username form instead of the userid form? Actually, I know it must be possible. Will you implement it? Will you accept a patch? By the way, the Apache rewrite rule would look something like RewriteRule ^/vanilla/account.php?n=(.*) /othersystem/user?login=$1 Thanks for considering this!
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