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Different Display Name for Windows Users

Status: Accepted
by Board Manager on ‎06-15-2012 07:09 AM

When using Windows Authentication, the username used by Vault to fill checkin by, check-out by etc. is the DomainName\UserName.   Can you add an option to use the initials or the Display Name of the Windows user. Or add a way to create in Vault a display name for promoted users.

Status: Accepted
by Valued Contributor gary.belisle on ‎06-19-2012 01:56 PM

This is a good one. If there were a checkbox option to import the Display name for imported domain users vs the User Name that would make life easier when setting up Routings on Change Orders.

by Board Manager on ‎07-05-2012 11:44 AM
Status changed to: Accepted
by Valued Contributor DannyVanDuijn on ‎01-21-2013 01:55 AM

Good Point! The Domainname/Username is also displayed in the Vault Revision Table on the DWG. An extra field (property) for the controlled username (First + Last name properties?) in the user menu would be nice. 

by MikkaR on ‎01-23-2013 02:36 PM

Add an Initals column to Vault "User Management" table. Allow it to be mapped to an Active directory ADUC field or not and maintain the Initials centrally. Map to Custom (i)Properties in the files.

by Valued Contributor DannyVanDuijn on ‎01-26-2013 07:39 AM

The username of a Windows Account (Windows authentication) is projected with the domainname attached to it.

Example: domainname\windowsusername

This value is used for system properties like Checked Out By and Created By.

When using (one of) these property values in the Vault Revision Table is will alsways display the usename in this configuration. So the domainname is also projected on the drawing.


I thinj that it will be a good idea to have an extra editable field in the usersettings to change the display of the username so it will be configurable like the normal Vault account username.


see also forum thread:


Danny van Duijn

by Board Manager on ‎01-29-2013 01:58 PM
Status changed to: Under Review
by Contributor Maarten65 on ‎02-12-2013 07:03 AM

And our domain name plus username takes a lot of space in the titleblock at the moment.

Would be nice if a user can change the 'display name' by himself. Just like the user name setting inside inventor

by Board Manager on ‎04-17-2013 02:31 PM
Status changed to: Accepted
by Distinguished Contributor tmoney2007 on ‎04-19-2013 08:40 AM

I don't think they user should be able to set the display name, it should be an administrative task (maybe that could be a configurable configuration).


It would be helpful though.

by DannyVanDuijn on ‎10-03-2013 01:55 AM

An additional reason for using a 'display name' instead of the AD account name is that companies with a lot of users 20+ often have numbers as usernames for AD accounts.

This will display the number of the user in the revison table and not a 'readable' name. 

Companies with this configuration are forced to use a manual user management for Vault.

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