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A lot of my users would like to use "." in their userid; however, password validation fails when there is a "." in the userid.
Is there a quick code fix for this problem?
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The class responsible for that validation check is lib/pkp/classes/form/validation/FormValidatorAlphaNum.inc.php. You can change the regex to allow "."s, but this will affect more than just the registration check, as this form validator is used elsewhere. You may want to create another validator class and call that from the registration page instead. There's also the custom validator class (FormValidatorCustom.inc.php), but I'm not entirely sure how that works myself. I'll ask a developer to chime in on this conversation as well. And note that there may be other side effects or security considerations if you allow other characters as part of the user name.
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You can follow James' advice and allow periods in the regex for FormValidatorAlphaNum, but the only place i see this causing a problem is in classes/admin/form/JournalSiteSettingsForm.inc.php--The form validator is used here to make sure the journal path in the url only uses valid characters and (AFAIK) a period will not work here. So--Just make sure you don't put periods in the journal path for any new journals you create and you should be golden!
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