github username change


User management
a year ago
a year ago


(Reporter: Guilherme Henrique Escarabel Silva, Unassigned)



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Steps to reproduce:

1 - I created MDN account linked to GitHub;
2 - I changed username GitHub;
3 - MDN is referencing the create username and not the new one

Actual results:

MDN is referencing the create username and not the new one

Expected results:

MDN deveria estar referenciando a novo username ou ter a opção de alterar o username( que não encontrei )

Comment 1

a year ago
Small language error used, correct:

Expected results:
MDN should be referencing the new username or have the option to change the username (which I did not find)
MDN uses your GitHub username as a suggestion, but does not update your MDN profile username when your Github username changes.  To change your username on MDN, log in and change it on your profile edit page:
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 3

a year ago
In short there is no way to change in 'my profiles'
GitHub -
GitHub -

Change the MDN username I've already done it, it's very simple :)
I think I misunderstood before.  Is this correct?

You changed your username on GitHub from oescarabel to escarabelg, but MDN still shows the link to instead of

What is your username on MDN?
We're using the URL GitHub sends us when you login in. Can you try logging out of MDN and logging back in again?

Comment 7

a year ago
Honestly, I had logged out and connected again but it had not worked out, intriguingly now it worked. Sorry to make you waste your time.

Have a great week @John Whitlock
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
No problem! It's not everyday that someone changes their GitHub username (I wasn't aware it was possible), and now I know what to tell them.  Thank you for joining MDN!
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