Definition of username in US English:



  • An identification used by a person with access to a computer, network, or online service.

    • ‘Often, cookies are used to monitor visitors' behavior or to simplify the login process by saving usernames and passwords.’
    • ‘The transmission of the username with password is always encrypted.’
    • ‘Each switch had a secret phone number, and a default username and password, he said.’
    • ‘The main security flaw with my website was probably the simple fact that the username and password were exactly the same.’
    • ‘Also, plenty of sites have usernames, rather than email addresses, as the unique identifier for logging in.’
    • ‘More and more, people from both developed and developing countries are becoming identified by online usernames, passwords, and code names serving both leisure and business Internet pursuits.’
    • ‘Experts believe the goal of the hijacking was to fool users into divulging personal financial data such as credit card numbers and account usernames and passwords.’
    • ‘This permits others with the username and password with remote access to all your files and data.’
    • ‘There exist a number of different spy and malware of which some are relatively friendly and only spies on your surfing habits, while others like the Trojans can be used to corrupt your hard drive or steal your usernames and passwords.’
    • ‘Your data may be your email usernames and passwords, your emails, Instant Messages, web passwords, and all the web pages you visit.’
    • ‘The fact that a majority of enterprises still depend on username / password access systems should be a concern to every CEO.’
    • ‘Finally I got fed up and called the ISP to confirm the username and password.’
    • ‘Your account will provide you with a username and password to access the service wherever it is available.’
    • ‘One cannot expect that ordinary users have different usernames, passwords and e-mail addresses for all of the Web sites that they visit.’
    • ‘She also denied that the login username was included in the pack.’
    • ‘Paid access informational sites have usernames and passwords, which travel with you as you go from page to page.’
    • ‘There is a basic application included with each device designed to store Web usernames and passwords.’
    • ‘The username and password for your internet account may also have been sent and should be changed.’
    • ‘Anyone who knows my username and password can access resources intended for me, even if they're not really me.’
    • ‘Nothing prevents an unauthorized program from performing the same steps and printing out all the usernames and passwords.’