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Get User to change password on next login


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macka

Community Member, 33 Posts

11 February 2011 at 12:34pm

Hi Guys,
I was wondering, is it possible to get the user to change their password after logging in?

I was about to import a heap of people into the forum and i would like them all to change their passwords as they login...

Grant

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johnmblack

Community Member, 62 Posts

24 October 2011 at 5:23pm

Very interested in hearing any solutions.

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JonoM

Community Member, 130 Posts

25 October 2011 at 1:19pm

Looking at the Member table there is a PasswordExpiry column which accepts a date. For all members you want to have reset their password - maybe try setting that date to a date in the past? I assume this would force a member to change their password upon next login.

If that doesn't work another possibility is to use the MemberPassword table - all previous passwords are stored here for any member (so if required you can ensure members don't use a previous password). You could write some simple SQL to count the number of passwords stored here for a particular member, if the count is only 1 then you can assume they're using the original password you generated for them and prompt them to change it.

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JonoM

Community Member, 130 Posts

18 March 2015 at 5:15pm

Edited: 18/03/2015 5:23pm

Just updating this post for anyone who finds it. Here's an approach that uses an extension hook to allow you to promt a password change on the fly at the time the member logs in.

class CustomMember extends DataExtension {
	public function beforeMemberLoggedIn() {
		$promptToChangePassword = // Do some custom validation
		if ($promptToChangePassword) $this->owner->PasswordExpiry = '1999-01-01';
	}
}

Apply the extension to Member and members you target should be redirected to Security/changepassword after logging in. Note that as per the built in functionality this doesn't force members to change their password, it just encourages them to do it.

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johnmblack

Community Member, 62 Posts

19 March 2015 at 1:50am

This seems like a great ad-hoc solution, but I am still very disheartened that it's not baked in. This is basic user management stuff here.