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Password reset [message #15858] Wed, 07 January 2004 02:34 Go to next message
ApexDude is currently offline  ApexDude   United States
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1. When the user forgets his/her pw, email a temporary one.

2. When the user logs in using the temporary one, force him/her to change it.
Re: Password reset [message #15859 is a reply to message #15858] Wed, 07 January 2004 09:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ilia is currently offline  Ilia   Canada
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Why?

The 'generated' passwords are completely random and rather hard to crack (more so then an avg user password). Most system requiring password changes do so because the picked passwords are usually words from a dictionary.


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Re: Password reset [message #15872 is a reply to message #15859] Wed, 07 January 2004 15:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The reason might be that though "generated" password is good, it was sended OPENLY by e-mail. Smile

Re: Password reset [message #15873 is a reply to message #15872] Wed, 07 January 2004 15:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Unless you use https everytime you login you send the password and the login in clear text over the network also. That does not mean your password must change after every login.

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Re: Password reset [message #15877 is a reply to message #15873] Wed, 07 January 2004 17:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gady is currently offline  Gady   Canada
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That's correct, but even my cat can learn my password if it's in an e-mail message Smile. God blessed, she can't extract it from a network's packages (yet) Very Happy

Re: Password reset [message #15878 is a reply to message #15877] Wed, 07 January 2004 17:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wow that's one smart cat, a lot smarter then some people I know.

I don't see the problem with this. If you do not believe your e-mail is secure either delete the message or change the password after reset. I see no reason to force yet another step on people.


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Re: Password reset [message #15883 is a reply to message #15878] Wed, 07 January 2004 21:18 Go to previous message
Gady is currently offline  Gady   Canada
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I agree, it's a personal matter.

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