So I was required to create a Spotify account using Facebook, which is irritiating but manageable. How do I change my Spotify username? Right now it seems I must log int to Spotify as my Facebook name (not comfortable with that) and elsewhere it lists my username as a series of numbers. I am not a number! (as quoted by "The Prisoner"). Please let me know how to take care of this.
Thanks for your help. In advance. As they say in the corporate world.
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At this time it's not possible to change the username for a Spotify account.
As you've joined through Spotify your display name the same as your display name on Facebook. When you log in just enter the email address and password that you use for Facebook--there's no need to use those digits as they are for our use only.
If you're still seeing these numbers rather than your display name in the app, please try a clean reinstallation.
My account is not connected to Facebook, but I'm getting this problem on the playlist part of search results all the time.
Here, I search for Wolfgang Gartner and look at the playlist, all the users show up as their username or the Facebook numbers:
Now I click on the playlist I'm pointing at to see detailed info for the playlist. I see the person's real name as it normally should be because he is connected to Facebook:
And then I click on the Back button to go back to my search results screen and the playlist search no longer shows the username for FB connected users, it's the Facebook real name:
The problem seems to be that Spotify is not fetching the Facebook real name under certain conditions. The people who have problems seeing the Facebook name on their friends list is probably having a similar problem as pictured here. Notice how everyone's real name showed up after I pressed the back button to return to the page I was in, even the ones whose playlist I did not look at. The People list never "reloads" like this, so there is no way to actually fix it in there.
Guys, I figured out the problem for me on Arch linux after a little strace-ing. Essentially, when authenticating with facebook spotify is looking for a certificate named ed524cf5.0 which is not present on Arch. The easy (hack of a) fix for me was:
cd /etc/ssl/certs sudo ln -s Entrust.net_Secure_Server_CA.pem ed524cf5.0
I'm not familiar with the setup of certificates on different systems, but I guess spotify could start using Entrust.net_Secure_Server_CA.pem directly rather than the symlink (it has the same name on Ubuntu). Or if that isn't guaranteed either perhaps bundling the certificate in the app could work.
You cannot have a spaces or capitals in your username.
You may have seen users with spaces or capitals in their username because their account is linked to their Facebook account.
When you connect your Spotify account to your Facebook account, it changes your display name to the name you have on your Facebook account. These users still sign in with their username, but the name displayed on their profile is the one on their Facebook account.
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