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Reset Password - password strength

  • Reset Password - password strength
  • Hi all,

    i am resetting the password of users using the sitefinity api. i cannot get it to use the "PasswordStrengthRegularExpression" to generate the password. 

     here is my code:

    var userManager = new UserManager("Default");
    var sitefinityUser = userManager.GetUser(sitefinityUserId);
    string password = sitefinityUser.ResetPassword();

    in the web.config

    <add name="Default" type="Telerik.Sitefinity.Security.Data.SitefinityMembershipProvider, Telerik.Sitefinity" enablePasswordReset="true" PasswordStrengthRegularExpression="^[0-9a-zA-Z]+$" MinRequiredNonAlphanumericCharacters="0" />

    i can't seem to get it working.

    any help is much appriciated.



  • Hello Dave,

    The correct way to set a regular expression for your user's passwords is under Administration->Settings->Advanced->Security->MembershipProviders->YourProvider->Parameters->passwordStrengthRegularExpression. This expression is saved in your SecurityConfig file, not the web.config one:
            <add passwordStrengthRegularExpression="^[0-9a-zA-Z]+$" enablePasswordRetrieval="true" enablePasswordReset="true" recoveryMailAddress="" name="Default" />

    This will force the user manager to oblige your RegEx when generating a new password.

    Ivan D. Dimitrov
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