User name

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Under a username ( English username ) or user ID refers to a name with which a user on a computer , a website or a program log can. On the Internet , it is usually used to log into a user account and requires prior registration. In the case of services without a permanent user account, e.g. B. Internet Relay Chat , the nickname can be the same as the username.

With the many online services , the user name can be freely selected as long as it has not yet been assigned to another user or if it violates the general terms and conditions.

Some services use an e-mail address instead of a user name to uniquely identify a user.

Web links

Wiktionary: Username  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. Glossary and definition of terms. BSI, accessed on July 6, 2020 .