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Under our login form, I have a 'forgot password' link which goes to the native EE page for this: /members/forgot_password. When the link is clicked:

  • EE sends an email to the user.
  • User clicks on link.
  • EE resets password to something random.
  • EE emails new password to user.

I'd like the change this sequence so the user can create a new password. How would I do this?

Thx.

  • @alex-kendrick So there's no way to alter EE's behavior in this area without an add-on? Thanks. – 4midori Feb 21 '13 at 6:13
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    Correct. This was one of our main concerns when we built FreeMember, as the native EE process is ridiculous to say the least. – Adrian Macneil Feb 21 '13 at 15:18
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There are at least two add-ons which will allow the password reset to work as you described, with the user entering their own password:

FreeMember
See the reset_password tag

The Reset Password tag allows users to change their password directly, after they click the link in their email.

OR

Securit:ee
See the forgot_password tag

Instead of resetting a password Securit:ee sends a confirmation code, that auto expires, and allows users to set their own passwords

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