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  1. Jira Server and Data Center
  2. JRASERVER-69842

Do not base user keys on usernames

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      Current state

      When a new user account is created in Jira, the user key (used as an immutable foreign key in the database) is the same as username, lowercased. For example, user Admin will get a user key admin. If there’s a naming conflict, the user key will be set to a value like ID10100.

      This is problematic, because usernames are often based on full names. As a result, user keys contain personal information that is later scattered throughout the entire database, making GDPR compliance harder.

      Expected state

      User keys in Jira do not contain any personal information, but are somewhat random.

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              drauf Daniel Rauf
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              drauf Daniel Rauf
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