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Changing User Passwords

Changing Your Own Password

Any user may change their own password. To change your password do the following:

  1. Login to the dotCMS backend.
  2. Click your user name on the top right corner of the screen and select My Account from the menu.
  3. Enter the new password into the Password field.
  4. Re-enter the password into the Password Again field, making sure the password matches exactly.
  5. Press the Save button.

Changing Other Users' Passwords

Administrators and any user with permission to modify User accounts may change the passwords for other users, for example to reset a forgotten password. Perform the following steps to change the password for a user account other than your own:

  1. Select System -> Users.
  2. Click the desired user in the list of users on the left side of the screen.
  3. Select the User Details tab.
  4. Enter the new password into the Password field.
  5. Re-enter the password into the Password Again field, making sure the password matches exactly.
  6. Press the Save button.

Setting the Initial User Password

The Administrator who creates a user account must set the initial user password when creating the account. To set the initial password, follow steps 3-6, above while creating the user account.

Password Security Requirements

Any time someone attempts to change a password, the new password entered is checked to ensure it meets a number of security requirements. These security requirements may be modified by the system administrator, and will vary from system to system. For more information on configuring password security requirements see the Password Security Configuration documentation.