Usernames in WSO2 Identity Server¶
Selecting a good username is important as it is a prime link to your identity. Hence, make sure to adhere to the following best practices when creating usernames.
Best practices for username creation¶
- A username should be easy to remember and difficult to guess.
- Make sure the username does not give any hints to guess your password.
- It is better to avoid using combinations of special characters such as
;as they may be difficult to distinguish when being read.
Restricted special characters in usernames¶
The following is a list of characters that have been reserved for other purposes. These characters should not used in usernames except for the intended purpose.
||For specifying the tenant to which the user belongs|
||For specifying the userstore which holds the user's data|
Unsupported special characters in usernames
Note that the use of special characters
>, and whitespaces is
not supported in this version of WSO2 Identity Server.