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 03-24-2018
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As you see in the screenshot below, there are tons of members here who have the name (null null)!

 

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This name doesn't make sense at all!

What's the problem?

 

I can imagine that those members left the text blocks of the first name and last name blank when they registered in the community, so they got that name!
But should not the first and last name be compulsory?

 

If you allow some people to register in this community with an anonymous ID, it is best that their names are anonymous, not null null!

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I prefer actual names, nickname also could work - but nothing at all is nonsense. "anonymous" is not a good idea, it will be same as "null null".

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null null comes from users who do not have first name and last name completed in Microsoft account / AAD. Its provided by the SSO and so while I could change it the next time they login it would change back to null null.

 

Updating the first and last name in Microsoft account / AAD would be the preferred fix for this. I will of course keep it under review and see if there is anything else we can do to help stop null null.

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@Allen

Thanks for this clarification!

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Respected Contributor

I have decided that if someone does not want to share their name with the community then I don't want to chat with them. Providing a name is a fundamental responsibility of being a community member and since this is network is focused on professional business topics, the names should be accurate (generic names, such as SharePoint Admin), should be prohibited.

Occasional Visitor

Hi Everybody,

This is in connection to post something by "null" 

- Yes ....... this is true that it does not make any sense to hide d name  but in my case - goes like this

 

Someone / intruder is using my system/ set as "hotspot" where d network name used by the intruder - 

Network user name- DESKTOP - R10IFE7 9778

network psw - +2eD0735

 

I have changed the u / n to null thinking it will disconnect the connection to Hotspot.

Else  I do not have any intention to hide my name.

Thanks.

SKDey

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Me too awarded with null null name, So I changed FirstName and LastName in techcommunity but still its same as null null. 

But this thread shows lots of users like me. This weird issue but still not yet fixed.  Until proper fix comes, we can do the below modification in personal information settings.

 

I think, Its good idea to make it read only field for FirstName, LastName and Give tips to update it in MircosoftAccount outlook or AzureAD.

 

Community Manager

Hi,

 

Thanks for posting, unfortunately there is nothing we can do to 'fix' this - the name for the Tech Community is automatically populated by the first name and last name of the Microsoft Account or O365 AD account you use to sign in to the tech community.

 

The fix for this, I am afraid, is to make sure the first name and last name of these accounts have either been set in the My Account area of your Microsoft Account or that the admin for your O365 AD tenant has populated these details. 

 

Indeed for O365 AD accounts there is truly nothing we can do as we can not amend the data provided by your organization, We are looking for ways to prompt users at the point of registration / every time they login to go to the relevant dashboard and update their name but this is not currently available. 

 

New Contributor

Thank  you for the reply. I just updated my name in this URL https://account.microsoft.com/profile/. But the changes is not reflected immediately. I thought this will sync after I signout and signin again. But still its not picked the name from MicrosoftAccount.

 

I hope this will be synced after some time.

Community Manager

Hi,

 

Thanks for posting, it will update eventually. You can however force the issue by clicking this link:

https://techcommunity.Microsoft.com/plugins/common/feature/oauth2sso/sso_login_redirect

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