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2089382 - User Import Errors - Duplicate Username or Username has already been taken by a soft purged user - Platform


  • There is a user with the same Username in the system already, but with a different user ID. This KBA describes how to add a new user with the correct Username-UserID combination.
  • There is a duplicate username in the system. What options do I have? 
  • There is username that has already been taking by a soft purged user preventing the purge. 
  • Can duplicate or unwanted users be removed from the system?

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