Common Account Username Convention Fails


Developing a single account username convention that meets all your organization's requirements and will work for both current and future users? Well, that's easier said than done—much easier said than done.

That's because there's no single best account username convention that will work for every organization. When developing and account username convention, there are a number of factors that must be considered. For example, usernames should be user-friendly, but also secure. They must enable the help desk and admins to quickly and easily find user accounts. And for audit purposes, organizations need to be able to run reports that show the access history of specific users, meaning a naming convention where the username doesn’t change is required.

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In previous posts, we discussed WHY it's important to have a single, enterprise-wide account username convention, and we even evaluated which commonly used conventions were hits and which were misses.

Today, we want to take a more light-hearted look at account username convention misses. Check out our latest infographic below! It highlights a few of our favorite examples of username fails that resulted from commonly used conventions.

Common Account Username Convention Fails



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