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HCM Security - Change User Name displayed in the Portal

Purpose:  Use this document as a reference for how to change the User Name displayed in the Portal.
Audience: HCM College Security Administrators

Change the User Name displayed in the Portal

Making a change to the user name in the HCM pillar will effect the employee's name in all pillar areas.

Navigation: NavBar > Navigator > PeopleTools > Security > User Profiles > Distributed User Profiles

Because the above mentioned navigation is used in all pillar areas, ensuring you are working in the HCM pillar will maximize efficiency and minimize overall work.

  1. On the Distributed User Profile search page, on the Find and Existing Value tab, enter the User ID in the User ID begins with field.
  2. Select the Search button.
Distributed User Profile search page
  1. On the Distributed User Profiles page, select the ID tab.
  1. On the ID tab, in the User Description section, enter the new name in the Description field.  
  2. Select the Save button.
  1. The name change is now saved in all three pillars and that new Description (name) will now display in the Portal.  
  1. End of procedure.

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