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How can I change the display name of a Crowd-internal user?

Crowd does not seem to offer an obvious way to change the display name of an internally configured user. It defaults to "First Last" in all applications using crowd. Is there a way to change the display name like there is for LDAP directories, for example?

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Not an obvious way as far as I can think of. You could apply a transformation in 90% of the cases without too much hassle if you modified Crowd's source (you'd want to wrap the ApplicationServiceGeneric or DirectoryManagerGeneric classes), but it's not something Crowd officially supports (and Atlassian doesn't support apps where modifications have been made to their source, so you'd need to seek support from one of our Expert partners).

In an LDAP connector directory, you might be able to hack an order-switch by configuring the first name as the last name and vice versa, but that doesn't help you for your internal directory case.

Thank you for the response. I would ideally like to do this with a plugin that listens to attribute related events and changes the affected user's display name accordingly. Alas, it seems to be impossible to get a hold of the directory object that would let me do this. Am I missing something?

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