Resolved: Make Username not be case-sensitive for Login

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (6 posts)
  1. BlissfulWriter profile image72
    BlissfulWriterposted 6 years ago

    When logging into HubPages, I can understand that the password should be case-sensitive.   However, the username need not be.   

    I spent a few failed attempts at logging in only to realize that I have to type "BlissfulWriter" as my username instead of "blissfulwriter".   The login authentication should allow both.

    I'm assuming that HubPages should not allow the existance of two usernames with the same spelling but with different case.  That should be a given.

  2. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    Having the username be case-sensitive offers greater security for site users.  That should be a given.

  3. jacharless profile image79
    jacharlessposted 6 years ago

    Agreed, case sensitivity is often a better solution, although not exactly fool-proof.
    Presently, when signing in, I was able to pass through using All Uppercase, All lowercase, and a combo of both Upper and lower -case. There are several approaches for handling username authentication, script-side. Still, the password appears to be md4 or md5, which is an very effective encryption.


  4. MickiS profile image81
    MickiSposted 6 years ago

    Usernames for login are not case sensitive.

    With my username, MickiS, for example, I can login with mickis, Mickis, MickiS, MICKIS, etc. It's all the same.

    1. BlissfulWriter profile image72
      BlissfulWriterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, okay.  My mistake then, I must have been having trouble because I was trying to use the keyboard on my phone.   In any case, username not case sensitive is fine as currently.   Feel free to close this case.  Thanks.

      1. MickiS profile image81
        MickiSposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Phone keyboard? Yep, that's gotten me in trouble on more than one occasion. :-)


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)