edit

Password Reset#

Overview#

As a privileged user, the administrator can configure the password reset feature built into the Gluu Server. This feature gives users the ability to reset their password. Below are the steps to configure that feature:

  1. Provide the SMTP Server configuration
  2. Enable password reset on oxTrust admin UI
  3. Test

Prerequisites#

The requirements are:

  1. A running Gluu Server instance
  2. A working SMTP Server

Provide the SMTP Server Configuration#

The Gluu Server requires an SMTP server to be able to send password reset emails to the user's mailbox. A suitable UI is provided to gather the SMTP server configuation on Gluu oxTrust admin UI.

  1. Log into the Gluu Server as a user with admin privileges

  2. Navigate to Configuration > Organization Configuration

  3. Select the SMTP Server Configuration tab here

  4. Fill the form with correct values according to your SMTP Server settings here

  5. Click the Test Configuration button to ensure the SMTP server is working: If the configuration is correct, then you will see a successful message like this: here

  6. Click the Update button to save changes

Enable Password Reset on oxTrust#

  1. Navigate to Configuration > Organization Configuration

  2. Select the System Configuration tab

  3. Enable Self-Service Password Reset enable

  4. Click the Update button to save changes

The password reset link has a default expiration of 600 seconds (10 minutes). This can be adjusted in oxTrust by navigating to Configuration > JSON Configuration > oxTrust Configuration and finding the field for passwordResetRequestExpirationTime. The desired expiration time value should be set in seconds, and then navigate to the bottom of the page and save your edits.

link expiration time

Test#

  1. Create a test user in the Gluu Server

  2. Go to the Gluu Server login page

  3. Click the Forgot your Password? link login

  4. Fill the form with the user email and click the Send Mail button form

  5. You'll get the following result: form

  6. Check the user's mailbox
    form