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Settings: Require password only to update required information [message #31185] Thu, 06 April 2006 17:52 Go to next message
Astoria is currently offline  Astoria   United States
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Currently to change the "optional" settings in User CP -> Settings, users are required to enter a password.

It makes sense to require a password entry to change a password or email address, but not for the other stuff.

I'd like to see the form edits configured so that changing the "required" information continues to require a password, while changing the "optional" information does not.
Re: Settings: Require password only to update required information [message #31188 is a reply to message #31185] Thu, 06 April 2006 20:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I do not think it is a good idea. Plus it becomes difficult to determine what is "critical" and non-critical settings as far as use or not use password restriction.

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Re: Settings: Require password only to update required information [message #31199 is a reply to message #31188] Fri, 07 April 2006 12:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ilia wrote on Thu, 06 April 2006 17:35

I do not think it is a good idea. Plus it becomes difficult to determine what is "critical" and non-critical settings as far as use or not use password restriction.

You already have the form separated into "required" and "optional". It seems logical to me that the former should require a password, while the latter should not.
Re: Settings: Require password only to update required information [message #31211 is a reply to message #31199] Sun, 09 April 2006 13:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Not really, some of the non-required parameters are fairly important, while "required" for the most part are trivial.

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Re: Settings: Require password only to update required information [message #31219 is a reply to message #31211] Sun, 09 April 2006 15:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ilia wrote on Sun, 09 April 2006 10:21

Not really, some of the non-required parameters are fairly important, while "required" for the most part are trivial.

??
Being able to log in (password) and retrieve a lost password (email address) are trivial?? From my perspective they're the only important ones; anything else that gets messed up is easy to fix.
Re: Settings: Require password only to update required information [message #31238 is a reply to message #31219] Mon, 10 April 2006 17:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You cannot retrieve an old password, you can only change it and that requires knowledge of the existing password.

User's name for example and user's alias are relatively trivial and benign settings.


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Re: Settings: Require password only to update required information [message #31258 is a reply to message #31238] Wed, 12 April 2006 11:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ilia wrote on Mon, 10 April 2006 14:11

You cannot retrieve an old password, you can only change it and that requires knowledge of the existing password.

User's name for example and user's alias are relatively trivial and benign settings.


But, right now everything requires a password. It would still be better to only require it to change those four things than the current arrangement.
Re: Settings: Require password only to update required information [message #161950 is a reply to message #31258] Tue, 23 February 2010 14:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Isn't there yet a patch to switch off that a password is required for changing non-critical information? My users will find this pretty annoying and this could totally kill the acceptance of FUFforum.
Re: Settings: Require password only to update required information [message #161951 is a reply to message #161950] Tue, 23 February 2010 14:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Seewolf wrote:
Isn't there yet a patch to switch off that a password is required for changing non-critical information.


Nope. Can you maybe do it for us?
Re: Settings: Require password only to update required information [message #162139 is a reply to message #161951] Wed, 24 March 2010 11:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I too think it would be a great patch to release
Aw: Re: Settings: Require password only to update required information [message #162912 is a reply to message #162139] Sat, 28 August 2010 18:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I made note of this topic to have a look into the suggestion. With the attached patch only changes of the required information (name and mail address) require a password. Changing the optional information do not require a password anymore. Please have a look at it whether this is how it should work.

On this occassion I also tried to fix the display of custom avatars: http://fudforum.org/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=119198
Re: Aw: Re: Settings: Require password only to update required information [message #162919 is a reply to message #162912] Sun, 29 August 2010 06:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The patch looks good and can be committed. Please also include a comment to explain the logic.
Aw: Re: Aw: Re: Settings: Require password only to update required information [message #162920 is a reply to message #162919] Sun, 29 August 2010 07:00 Go to previous message
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This patch has been committed as well.
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