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Remove the user "alias" feature #10165

mattab opened this Issue May 19, 2016 · 5 comments


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mattab commented May 19, 2016

A user has reported that the term "Alias" in Settings > Users, may be confusing, or unclear.

Quick Feedback: The column "Alias" is a misnomer and should be changed to "Description" oder something else.

Could we maybe rename this term in the UI to Description or something else... what do you think?


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Globulopolis commented May 19, 2016

Usually it's a pair from Login and Username(Last name etc...).
In Settings > Users we have User, Alias, Username


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quba commented May 19, 2016

For me "Description" would be even more confusing.


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tsteur commented May 22, 2016

I would simply remove it. I'm not sure what alias is used / usable for as we already have the username. Login is also possible via email I think so the username already serves as an alias.


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quba commented May 23, 2016


@mattab mattab added this to the 3.0.0 milestone May 27, 2016

@mattab mattab added the c: Usability label May 27, 2016


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mattab commented Sep 27, 2018

Since no one seems to be using this, shall we just remove alias "feature" completely from Matomo? Or at least for now remove it from the UI under "Personal settings" and create a ticket to remove it from API/DB in Matomo 4?

@mattab mattab changed the title from in Settings > Users, "Alias" term may be confusing? to Remove the user "alias" feature Sep 27, 2018

@diosmosis diosmosis self-assigned this Oct 4, 2018

@diosmosis diosmosis referenced this issue Oct 4, 2018


Remove alias from user settings. #13543

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