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I want to stop users from being able to use usernames with spaces

Pls, I want to stop users from being able to use usernames with spaces in it, please can somebody help me with how to go about this? I am running vanilla 2.2

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  • depends what characters you will allow.

    $Configuration['Garden']['User']['ValidationRegex'] = '[A-Za-z0-9\-_]';

    Allows alphanumeric plus underscore an dash but no spaces.

    You can adjust the length

    $Configuration['Garden']['User']['ValidationLength'] = '{3,15}';

    The first number is minimum and the second number is maxoum

    grep is your friend.

    whu606
  • Sorry I didn't mention the spaces in usernames only happens when users sign in with facebook, twitter or google plus. This solution doesn't seem to fix it. @x00

    AaronWebstey
  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    @xm1 said:
    Sorry I didn't mention the spaces in usernames only happens when users sign in with facebook, twitter or google plus. This solution doesn't seem to fix it. @x00

    The Facebook connect plugin passes the real names in as the username. Is there a specific reason you don't want spaces in those names?

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  • @hgtonight the Facebook connect plugin does not pass the real names in my installation. It allows them to choose a username after connection.

    Here is why I don't want spaces.
    First, mentioning a username with a space doesn't work in my installation even though I add quotes like this @user name
    Apart from that I prefer usernames without spaces in them.

    AaronWebstey
  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    @xm1 said:
    @hgtonight the Facebook connect plugin does not pass the real names in my installation. It allows them to choose a username after connection.

    Here is why I don't want spaces.
    First, mentioning a username with a space doesn't work in my installation even though I add quotes like this @user name
    Apart from that I prefer usernames without spaces in them.

    You would have to modify the Facebook Connect plugin to validate the username or passing the username through a conforming function.

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  • @hgtonight said:
    You would have to modify the Facebook Connect plugin to validate the username.

    Could you please give me an idea on how to do this?

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  • @x00 said:
    depends what characters you will allow.

    $Configuration['Garden']['User']['ValidationRegex'] = '[A-Za-z0-9\-_]';

    Allows alphanumeric plus underscore an dash but no spaces.

    For other's benefit II made a mistake

    $Configuration['Garden']['User']['ValidationRegex'] = 'A-Za-z0-9\-_';

    is correct.

    grep is your friend.

  • xm1xm1 New
    edited January 2016

    @x00 said:
    For other's benefit ...

    This is how I solved my problem.
    I added the following code above the if statement @hgtonight highlighted (Not inside it, above it).

    `
    $chosenUsername = $Form->getValue("ConnectName");

        if (empty($Form->getValue("ConnectPassword"))) {
            $usr = Gdn::UserModel()->getWhere(array('Name' => $chosenUsername ))->firstRow(DATASET_TYPE_ARRAY);
            try {
                if (!empty($usr)) {
                    throw new Gdn_UserException("The username you entered already exists.");
                }
            } catch (Exception $ext) {
                $Form->addError($ext);
            }
        }
        if (!validateUsername($chosenUsername )) {
           $Form->addError('ValidateUsername', 'ConnectName');
        }`
    

    I also repeated the code in the twitter and googleplus plugins.
    While on it I discovered that the twitter plugin do not validate emails. I went through my registered users record and found that some users who signed in with twitter used one letter as their email.
    To solve this I added this in the twitter plugin.

    `
    $chosenEmail = $Form->getValue("Email");

        if (!validateEmail($chosenEmail)) {
            $Form->addError('ValidateEmail', 'Email');
        }`
    
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