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username

Computing a name that someone uses for identification purposes when logging onto a computer, using chatrooms, or as part of his or her e-mail address

username

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(computer science)

username

The name people use to identify themselves when logging into a computer system or online service. In most situations, both a username (user ID) and password are required.

In an Internet email address, the username is the left part before the @ sign. For example, KARENB is the username in karenb@mycompany.com. AOL calls a username a "screen name."

A Username Can Be an Email Address
For some sites, a person's email address can be used instead of making up a name. However, sometimes, a username must be the email address (see below).


Username or Email Address?
These Google mail server settings ask for "User Name" when, in fact, an email address must be entered and not some made-up identity. Many websites create confusion like this and may even ask for "username" in one dialog and "email address" in the other.
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"With this feature, we give the account holder the security of knowing that their username will not be available to be claimed by someone else for a period of time following any changes."
It would have been nice to have received notice, he said, or to have been given options for other usernames. Keiley isn't particularly thrilled with his new handle, which is bookmarked by underscores.
Just input their Instagram username into the site and let it do its magic.
The cybercriminal would go on to explain to the team member that she needs his username and password to login to the team member's email account so she can fix the problem.
New Delhi [India], Nov 10 ( ANI ): Following up with the earlier increase in character count for tweets, popular micro blogging site Twitter has now extended character count for usernames on the platform.
Beginning April 3, members are encouraged to log in to the Bar's website and follow the instructions displayed, titled "Log in to the New MyFloridaBar," to create a unique username and activate an account in the new system for meeting registrations, continuing education purchases and credit posting, fee and section membership payments, and other e-commerce activities with The Florida Bar.
Viewers of the online tutorial will be shown how to update their FRN point of contact information as well as how to register for a new FCC Username Account; register for a new FRN; associate a Username to an existing FRN; reset a Username-Password; approve or reject an FRN Association Request; update FRN information; and administer a View FRN Financial Info Permission in CORES and the new FCC User Registration System.
Scrambl3 users privately exchange their usernames and add them to their respective Scrambl3 Black Book contact listing.
Happily, you can easily avoid the problems: Get your password and username when you hire your web company.
Until there is a better way of managing user credentials, username and passwords will still be used.
"We discovered the breach (on Wednesday), upon which we contacted everyone affected advising them of the breach and suggesting that they change their username and passwords."
"We have no evidence that any TaxAct system has been compromised and believe the third party used username and password combinations obtained from sources outside of our own system," the letter read.