Release Notes for Password Change
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|Microsoft ended mainstream support for SharePoint 2007 in October 2012. See Microsoft’s Lifecycle Support Policy.
At that time, Bamboo stopped enhancements to our SharePoint 2007 product line, but continues to provide support and bug fixes to customers with active support contracts until October 2017. Previously purchased licenses will continue to function after October 2017, but support for these products will end, and no additional bug fixes will be provided beyond that time. Bamboo plans to cease selling new licenses and annual support contacts for its SharePoint 2007 products in October 2016 to ensure customers will be eligible to receive support for at least one year after purchase.
|Microsoft plans to end mainstream support for SharePoint 2010 in October 2015. See Microsoft’s Lifecycle Support Policy. At that time, we will stop any enhancements for our SharePoint 2010 product line but will continue to provide support and bug fixes for our SharePoint 2010 products to customers with active support contracts until October 2020. Previously purchased licenses will continue to function after October 2020, but support for these products will end, and no additional bug fixes will be provided beyond that time. Bamboo plans to cease selling new licenses and annual support contacts for its SharePoint 2010 products in October 2019 to ensure customers will be eligible to receive support for at least one year after purchase.
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Password Change Logging
Checking the Log All Password Changes box enables logging of all successful and unsuccessful password change attempts.
Audited password change attempts are logged in a list that is created by Password Change in the SharePoint site collection. This list will show you the history of password change attempts.
Audit logs are stored in Site Contents > Bamboo Password Change Audit Log.
- The audit log is a standard SharePoint list.
- SharePoint administrators can apply alerts and workflows to help monitor password change attempts.
- The permissions for this list can be modified to restrict access to certain users or groups to protect user information.
- The Bamboo Password Change Audit Log displays every password change attempt using the following columns:
||This column displays the User Name and Domain Name in the format that they were sent to the Authentication Provider.
||This column displays the domain which hosts the account that the user was attempting to change the password for.
||This column displays the name of the account that the user was attempting to change the password for.
Requestor: This column displays the name of the user who attempted to change a password using the Web Part.
||This column displays whether the password change attempt was a success (Success) or a failure (Fail).
Password Change Look and Feel Settings
The Password Change Web Part can be customized by creating a custom HTML layout and editing the CSS provided in the Password Change Web Part Settings window.
To change look and feel settings, perform the following steps:
- Customize the Web Part Layout
- Customize the Look and Feel (CSS)
The default layout of the Password Change Web Part is a vertical orientation of text fields in the following order:
- Domain (This field can be hidden)
- Account (This field can be hidden)
- Old Password
- New Password
- Password Strength Meter (This field is tied directly to the New Password field and always appears directly beneath it)
- Confirm Password
To customize the layout of the Web Part, select Custom Layout, and then click the Modify Layout button.
Password Change Messages
The Password Change Web Part features feedback tools to help users change their passwords more effectively. To turn these tools on or off, check or uncheck the appropriate box.
Password Change Policy Display
In this section, you can configure the description of your password policy, whether to display the policy, and where to display it.
To configure this section of the Web Part, follow these steps:
||Check the box next to Display Password Policy Description to show the configured text in the Web Part. If you choose not to display this information, uncheck the box and disregard the following steps.
In the Edit password policy text editing area, type the description you would like to display that accurately describes your policy regarding the strength of passwords (length, inclusion of numbers, capital or lowercase letters, special characters, etc.). The edit box contains the formatting options that are typically used in the content editor web part. Bamboo has provided sample text and this should be replaced with your password policy.
NOTE: Editing the password policy text does not change the password policy, only the description that appears in this Web Part. Users with the Design permission level may edit this text, but only the server administrator can change the password policy.
||Use the Choose the Position of the Policy Text drop-down list to determine where the policy text will be displayed.
Password Change Account Display Settings
In this section, you will configure whether users can see and change the Domain and Account information linked to the password they are changing. These settings are represented by a series of buttons and check boxes.
|2-Box Format Single Box Format
Enter the Domain and Account Name in separate fields.
|Used for logons with the pre-Windows 2000 format (DOMAINACCOUNT)
|Single Box Format
Enter the Domain and Account Name in one common field.
|Used for the User Principle Name (UPN) logons (account@domain)
Definitions of Above Choices:
- Display Domain: Displays a field for the user to enter the domain name of the server that contains the account to update.
- Lock Domain: Automatically displays the domain name that the user is currently logged in with. If this box is checked, the user cannot edit this field.
- Display Account: Displays a field for the user to enter the account name that they want to change the password for.
- Lock Account: Automatically displays the account name that the user is currently logged in with. If this box is checked, the user cannot edit this field.
Overview of Password Change Configuration
SharePoint allows you to use Active Directory Services (ADS) or local NT users created on the SharePoint server to manage access authorization; however it does not provide a method for users to change their Active Directory or local NT user account password. Bamboo’s Password Change allows ADS users or local NT users to change their password directly from within your SharePoint site or portal area without having to rely on IIS expiration pages.
Configuring Password Change is a process that includes several steps described in each link below:
- Add the Web Part to a Page
- Display Password Change settings
- Password Change General Settings
- Password Change Account Display Settings
- Password Change Messages
- Password Change Logging
- Password Change Policy Display
- Domain Administrator Credentials
- Password Change Look and Feel Settings
- Localize the Password Change Web Part
Overview of Password Change web Part
Give your internal and external SharePoint users the power to change their SharePoint account passwords through SharePoint. No need to build a separate Web application to complete a simple, but essential security task.
With the Bamboo Password Change Web Part, users can change their password on-demand and still comply with the defined password policy.
||Passwords must conform to the requirements set by your site administrators.
||Displays a field for the user to enter the domain name of the server that contains the account to update.
||Displays a field for the user to enter the account name that they want to change the password for.
||Old Password | New Password
||The user enters a current password in the Old Password field to authenticate identity and then enters a new password that conforms to the password policy included above.
||The password strength meter is a small meter displayed on the Web Part under the New Password field. It indicates how strong the new password is. The meter updates dynamically as the user types in the New Password field.
||Confirm New Password
||Once a user enters a strong password, this is where he re-types it into the Confirm New Password field to ensure the password entered in this field exactly matches the one entered in the New Password field.
||Change Password | Clear Buttons
||Once these fields are filled, the user can click the Change Password button to change his password. To clear all fields and start the procedure again, click the Clear button. After successfully changing a password, the system will display a message to notify the user of the change and to prompt him to close his browser for applying the changes.
Note: The Password Change Web Part will refresh the page. To prevent the loss of unsaved data, the Password Change Web Part is often used on its own page, although this is not required.
Migrating Password Change from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010
Be sure you have at least the Minimum SharePoint 2007 Product Release (shown in the table below) installed before migrating. If not, upgrade your Bamboo product release before migrating. For more information, see Upgrading your Bamboo Web Part. Also, the target SharePoint 2010 farm requires at least the Minimum SharePoint 2010 product release shown.
IMPORTANT: When migrating from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010, you MUST select the option to change existing SharePoint sites to use the new user experience. Your Bamboo products will not perform as expected with the old look and feel.
|Minimum SharePoint 2007 Product Release
||Minimum SharePoint 2010 Product Release
||The Password Change Web Part does not successfully migrate to SharePoint 2010. Users will experience two separate issues:
- The Password Change Web Part display fails and this error is displayed:
Web Part Error: One of the properties of the Web Part has an incorrect format.
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation cannot deserialize the Web Part. Check the
format of the properties and try again.
When adding the Web Part to the page in SharePoint 2010, users will see two instances of the Password Change Web Part in the Web Part gallery.
- The first entry in the Web Part Gallery can be added to the page without any problem.
When adding the second entry to the page, users will see the following error:
Bamboo.HelperWebParts.ChangePassword.ChangePassword class does not derive from the Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.WebPart class and therefore cannot be imported or used in a WebPartZone control
||To resolve issue Case 1,delete the existing Password Change Web Part instance and add a new instance to the page. However, before resolving issue Case 1, you will need to resolve Case 2 by following these steps:
- Log into SharePoint 2010 server as a Site Collection Administrator and go to Site Actions > Site Settings.
- In the Site Collection Administration section, click Site Collection Features.
- Locate the entry Bamboo Password Change Web Part and click Deactivate, then Deactivate Feature.
- Return to Site Settings. In the Galleries section, click Web Part Gallery.
- Locate the entry Bamboo Password Change Web Part and delete it.
- Return to Site Collection Administration and click Site Collection Features.
- Locate the entry Bamboo Password Change Web Part and click Activate.
- Repeat for other Site Collections where the Password Change Web Part is used.
|Database Attach Upgrade Method
||The issues for this method are the same as those noted for the In-Place Upgrade method.
||The resolution for this upgrade method is the same as that noted for the In-Place Upgrade method.
Migrating Password Change from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013
Be sure you have at least the Minimum SharePoint 2010 Product Release (shown in the table below) installed before migrating. If not, upgrade your Bamboo product release before migrating. For more information, see Upgrading your Bamboo Web Part. Also, the target SharePoint 2013 farm requires at least the Minimum SharePoint 2013 product release shown.
IMPORTANT: When migrating from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013, the Database Attach Upgrade Method is the only method supported.
|Minimum SharePoint 2010 Product Release
||Minimum SharePoint 2013 Product Release
|Database Attach Upgrade Method
||The Password Change migrates without any errors or additional steps required.