[horde] Reset Password and Passwd

Simon B simon.buongiorno at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 08:18:38 UTC 2016

On 14 Sep 2016 10:01, "Jan Schneider" <jan at horde.org> wrote:
> Zitat von Simon B <simon.buongiorno at gmail.com>:
>> Hi
>> I can't believe this hasn't come up before..
>> In my horde.cong, I have set
>> $conf['auth']['resetpassword'] = true;
>> to provide a "reset password" link on the login page..
>> No link appears on the login screen - not even after an incorrect login.
>> What am I doing wrong?  I am using IMP authentication with a MySQL
>> backend through dovecot.
> You don't use an authentication backend that supports password resetting.

If you're saying IMAP can't somehow change the password, you're correct.
But as the basic user management is done via a custom MySQL backend, it
should be trivial to specify the table name and password field in the
settings and to populate it once the tokenised link has been verified.

Will you accept an enhancement request?


>> Secondly, in accordance with the hint, I left
>> $conf[auth][resetpassword_from] blank so that the reset email would
>> come from the users account.  Of course that may well be the case, but
>> I can't test it.
>> What would be nice - and I don't see an enhancement request for this -
>> is to have a tokenised link sent via email for people who cannot
>> remember their password which can then be user to reset their
>> password.
>> Yes, I see the obvious flaw here - if you can't remember your
>> password, how can you get the email to click on the link, but a) it
>> might be possible to do this from a mobile if ActiveSync is working
>> and b) the obvious next step is for me as admin to push the link to
>> someone so that I don't have to open the backend and reset their
>> password and then force them to change it..
>> Is there any active development on passwd?   How do the hundreds of
>> university admins handle this?

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