User send forgotten password portlet

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User send forgotten password portlet
module: Content module
supplier: VYRE Ltd.


The user send forgotten password portlet is used to send a password reminder to a user if requested.

Contents

Usage

This portlet is used to send the user a password reminder, or a new password, if they have forgotten their old password. The user provides an email address, and if that is validated, a specifed message template will be used to send an email.

View mode.

Configuration

Edit mode.
  • Authentication Realm - Specifies in which user realm the details the user provides will be checked for.
  • Redirect options
    • Redirect when message sent successfully (enter path) - If the checkbox is checked the user will be forwarded to the path specified if the forgotten password email is sent. If not checked the user will remain on the same page.
    • Redirect when no matching email address was found (enter path) - Which page the user will be forwarded to if the user details cannot be matched.
    • Redirect if email could not be sent (enter path) - If the checkbox is checked the user will be forwarded to the path specified if the forgotten password email could not be sent. If not checked the user will remain on the same page.
  • Select the Message template to use: - Which message template will be used to send the email.
  • Sender's name: - What name is used for the sender of the email.
  • Sender's email address: - What email address is used for the sender of the email.
  • Send generated password - If checked an autogenerated new password will be sent.
  • User has to change the password on next login - If checked the user will have the change their password when they log in the next time.
  • Require CAPTCHA validation - If checked the user will be shown a CAPTCHA image and will need to input the corresponding text This functionality was introduced in 4.6.1. If you are using a previous version this feature will not be available.
  • Save - Saves the settings.

Message template variables

A message template which is used to send forgotten password emails can contain two variables, in addition to the default message template variables:

  • $user_username - the username of the user requesting the password.
  • $user_password - the password (either old or generated depending on the settings) which the user will be able to log in with.

An example body for the email would be:

A new password has been requested for the account $user_username on domain.vyre.com.
The new password is $user_password

See also

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