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No link to email password for existing account
Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. No link to email password for existing account
  Mike McDonald
  All
  Jan 2, 2019 @ 06:17pm

Rick -

When attempting to sign into your live Message Board, there doesn't seem to be any way to get a forgotten password emailed to your account.

On the sign-in page, if I enter an incorrect password, it shows "Invalid username or password" and there is a separate link to create a new account, but no link to email the password.

If I try to create a new account with an existing email address, it shows "User account already exists. Please log in using that account or try to recover your password". This is a link that points back to the sign-in page, but there is still no way to 'recover your password'.

I did finally figure out my password, and so I was able to log in and post this message.

Mike McDonald

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: No link to email password for existing account
  Rick Strahl
  Mike McDonald
  Jan 3, 2019 @ 01:15am

Thanks Mike,

In the recent update I forgot to update the login page...

I was going to actually update the site to use the full User Security Manager, but haven't gotten around to it just yet. In the meantime I've updated the login page with the old recovery logic which still worked but wasn't hooked up in the UI.

Thanks again,

+++ Rick ---

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