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By: Martin Horan on October 22nd, 2012

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Basic Password Options

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In conjuction with the new ability to Allow Users Control Panel Access, we have added some Password Options, found on the Users tab.

When enabling any of these features, it is a prerequisite to enable the Allow Users Control Panel Access setting on the User Options screen. If not, once you enable any of these Basic Password Options, user-level control panel access will be enabled for you automatically.

There are three Basic Password Options:
Basic Password Options

  1. Allow users to edit their passwords - As it states, this will allow users to edit or change their password once logged in to the control panel.
  2. Allow forgotten password resets by email - If this box is checked, there will be a forgotten password link on the control panel login screen. When someone clicks that link, they will receive an email and will have a certain amount of time (see below) to follow a temporary link, from which they can enter a new password. The user must have a valid email address in their user record for this to function.
  3. Time limit for password reset (minutes) - This is the number of minutes that a temporary link in a forgotten password email will be active. The default is 30 minutes, but you can set this time limit yourself.

Customers on Legacy plans will not have access to Password Options. This feature is only available to customers on our current plans (Group, Secure, Business or Enterprise).You may also notice in the screenshot above that there are two additional items on the password options screen that are greyed out. These Enhaced Password Options are only available on Enterprise plans. Please consult FTP Today Sales if you are interested in upgrading your plan to acquire these features.

About Martin Horan

Founder of FTP Today and an expert in secure file transfer and Internet protocols. A software and IT geek since a young age, Martin has successfully led his companies through the digital age by spotting market niches and filling them with quality IT services.

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