In an effort to further strengthen the account security for Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR), BioWare will be making a new change effective April 2nd, 2013. As of that date, SWTOR players will no longer be able to log in to their accounts using their email address. Instead, players will need to use their Display Name, which can be found in the upper right side of the screen when logged into the SWTOR website. So if you can’t remember what your name is, it may be a good idea to log in and get it before the changes go live next month.

Source: SWTOR Announcement

From the SWTOR website:

Display Name Only Log In - Coming April 2, 2013

Please be aware that beginning on April 2, 2013, logging in to the game or website will require your Display Name. Email addresses will no longer be accepted; your Display Name will be the only accepted option.

This new change to the log in procedure is being implemented for several reasons. This change increases the security of our game authentication system, which helps continue to keep the game protected from many security threats including account takeovers.

In case you do not know your Display Name, simply:

  • Log in to
  • Your Display Name will be shown on the top right-hand side of the website homepage.

You can use your Display Name for logging in to the website and game starting immediately and we encourage you to do so. We value our players and we want you to know that the continued security of your account is our top priority.

To read the latest guides, news, and features you can visit our Star Wars: The Old Republic Game Page.

Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016

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