Overview of Password Reset

Overview of Password Reset

Password Reset via E-mail Option

Password Reset can be added to a page on an anonymous access SharePoint site. When users forget their password, they can navigate to this site, enter their user name and e-mail address into the Password Reset web part and click Submit.

  • An e-mail confirmation is automatically generated and sent to the user’s inbox notifying the user that a request has been submitted to reset their password; a hyperlink is provided to confirm the request.

  • The user then clicks the hyperlink from the e-mail and their password is reset.

  • Another e-mail message is sent to the user with the new temporary password. This temporary password is generated according to the password security policy set up on your network.

  • All users must also exist in SharePoint with their e-mail address stored with their SharePoint user profile.

Password Reset via Security Questions Option

The Password Reset web part allows Active Directory Users to reset their password without requiring intervention of an Active Directory administrator. By adding the web part to a SharePoint page, the administrator can configure up to three security questions that map to existing LDAP attributes.

  • When a user wants to reset their password, they enter their user name, password and answer each security question.

  • If all fields are filled in correctly, their new password is displayed in the web part zone and the AD account option Change Password on Next Login is set.