When using @mention to assign tasks I can only use a person's full name and not the actual username form our ldap system. This can be confussing as some sys admins have several accounts making their name show up several times in the autocomplete. Also we have interns with department acocunts and the ldap system does not sync with confluence in a timely manner (our ldap issue, not confluence) so the accounts are frequently assiciated with a previous intern's name.
I would really like to be able to @mention a username dircetly. I checked with our University's support for our confluence system and was told this would have to be a feature request to Atlassian developers. Is this really not a configurable option?
There is not great way to do this. I could be done with a user macro ... kinda. Here is what I worked up. It may work for what you want.
Mention a user via user name instead of full name.
Macro Body Processing:
No Macro body
## Macro title: Mention
## Macro has a body: N
## Developed by: Davin Studer
## Date created: 10/01/2013
## Mention a user via username instead of full name.
## @param User:title=User|type=string|required=true|desc=Enter the username of the person you would like to mention.
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