I saw your email, but I wanted to reply here first. Since you're planning on using Federated ID, you can actually set the display name yourself. Take a look at the [user objects](https://learn.muut.com/federated-id/manual-setup#user-objects) that are required and optional for a FedID setup: `id` identifies the user—this should be the way that your website uniquely identifies the user, like the username or id number. Required `displayname` is the full name. Required `email` is the user’s email address (optional, for post notifications) `avatar` is an absolute URL to the user’s profile image (optional) `is_admin` where true gives administrative rights. (optional) So you can make sure the system passes an anonymous user `id` since that will be translated into their @username. And then you can pass the displayname as "anonymous" or whatever you'd like each user to be called. Since you're passing the `displayname` object it means the dropdown menu won't allow the user to change the setting from Muut. Instead, you could have a field on your site's user account page where t hey can change the nickname or displayname field which you would then pass onto Muut under that user object. Anyway, long story short — Fed ID is built with that kind of behavior in mind. I'll be copying this to your email address as well, so you might see this again there ;)
Thanks very much Monika - appreciate your quick response! Can you please also explain how the new upcoming feature of Pseudonyms will add to / change how the current feature-set is designed, when it is expected to be released, and how using the Fed ID implementation may affect the upcoming Pseudonym feature? Thanks! David
I don't have any updates on "pseudonyms" at the moment. I'll check in with the rest of the team. I suspect it might be a mistake that it's still there in the "upcoming" section and it's actually referring to our implementation of the display name
I'd would definitely appreciate it if you could clarify this for me. Thanks!
So, in this case, the pseudonym feature has absolutely nothing to do with an individual anonymous user. While it's a long ways out, the pseudonym feature is intended to allow an individual user have multiple users under their email. One user, multiple pseudonyms. So yeah, not relevant in this particular type of implementation.