000032206 - User Preferences always shows first name instead of a standard menu title in RSA Archer 6.0

Document created by RSA Customer Support Employee on Jun 14, 2016Last modified by RSA Customer Support Employee on Apr 22, 2017
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Article Number000032206
Applies ToRSA Product Set: Archer
RSA Product/Service Type: User Preferences
RSA Version/Condition: 6.0

The User Preferences menu, instead of having a standard menu title, uses the first name of whomever is logged in at the time. This has two issues:

  1. The use of first name could be considered as offensive by some cultures. See http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-personal-names for detailed examples of international name differences. While not a W3C page, this one is also informative:http://www.kalzumeus.com/2010/06/17/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-names/
    1. At the very least, this is presumptuous.
  2. This gives us no standard way of referring to the menu. Should just say "Preferences".

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Login to Archer as System Admin
  2. Note menu says, "System"
  3. Login to Archer as a user who is configured such that First Name = Stan
  4. Note menu says, "Stan". This conveys ZERO information as to what the menu is actually for, and additionally could be perceived as a section 508 issue as there is no useful context for a screen reader.

Expected Result
Preferences menu caption is standardized to "Preferences"

Actual Result
Preferences menu caption is the logged in user's first name. Presumptuous at the least, may be offensive to some cultures.
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ResolutionThis issue is resolved in Archer 6.1.