I am using Solspace User.

Unable to force user to input current password after modifying their profile.

Using this parameter password_required="y" or password_required="yes" takes no effect. It is not redirecting me to error page or prompting any error message

I am not logged in as Super Admin


    <input type="text" name="username" value="{username}" placeholder="Email address"/>

    <select name="formal_title">
            <option value="{value}" {selected}>{value}</option>

    <input type="text" name="first_name" value="{first_name}" placeholder="First name"/>

    <input type="text" name="last_name" value="{last_name}" placeholder="Last name"/>

    <input type="password" name="current_password" placeholder="Current Password" />

    <input type="submit" value="Submit" />


Any ideas? Appreciate for help


1 Answer 1


From the Solspace documentation about the current_password form field:

This form field is available and required in certain instances where the current password is required to update or change certain profile data:

  • password & password_confirm fields are modified (unless the submitter is a Super Admin or in one of the authorized member groups specified in the group_id parameter).
  • email field is modified.
  • username field is modified.
  • screen_name field is modified, unless screen_name_password_required parameter is specified with value of no.
  • password_required parameter is specified with value of yes.

Note that current_password isn't affected by editing a custom member field.

Also, current_password also isn't necessary if you're logged in as a member whose member group has administrative powers, which is controlled by the group_id="" parameter. If you remove your group_id from the group_id="" parameter in your code above, current_password becomes required if you modify any of the above fields mentioned in the documentation.

  • Removed group_id="" solved it. Thanks Jan 27, 2014 at 19:59

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