[horde] Reset Password and Passwd

Jan Schneider jan at horde.org
Wed Sep 14 08:46:11 UTC 2016

Zitat von Simon B <simon.buongiorno at gmail.com>:

> 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.

This is what Passwd is for. Or the composite authentication driver.

> Will you accept an enhancement request?
> Simon
>>> 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?

Jan Schneider
The Horde Project

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