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Lawrence SmithLawrence Smith 

replacing special characters

Hi all,

I have a number of users in our test environment that cant be provisioned, the expression is quite long to acomodate various domains based on company and location, and results in firstname.lastname@domain

the problem I have is characters in some individuals names are not legal for an okta username or email address. is there any way I can replace these? 

an example would be 
Niño Mazo - the ñ is causing the create to fail. 

the expression also splits first name by a space and only uses what preceeds the space, so there are also a few cases where usernames result with a ".." which also fails.

example...
Ma. Milagros Mate
Ma..Mate@domain

Thanks in advance all!

Jerrell GaryJerrell Gary (Okta, Inc.)
Here are the Characters Supported for creating an Email Address. If the user has one of the unsupported Characters in their Email Address. The Admin will have to correct the unsupported Characters in the Source of Truth where the attribute is being imported from. 

Supported Characters in Okta Email Addresses
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Created by Matt Loughran, last modified on Sep 14, 2016
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Consistent with Section 3 of the RFC 3696 specification published by the IETF, Okta email addresses support the following characters:
Standard English alphabet
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 
Special characters
!  #  $  %  &  '  *  +  -  /  =  ?  ^  _  `  .  {  |  }  ~
Except for the characters  ' ` ~  shown above, no diacritical marks are supported in Okta email addresses.
The period character (.) may not be used to start or end the part of an email address that precedes the @ symbol (known as the "local"part), nor can two or more periods be used consecutively. For example:
Supported
john.doe@example.com
Not supported
.john.doe@example.com
john.doe.@example.com
john..doe@example.com