Change password for frontend users
What does it do?
This TYPO3 extension contains a plugin to allow logged in frontend users to change their password. Additionally the extension allows to define password rules for frontend user passwords and can also check if the password was part of a data breach using the haveibeenpwned.com API.
Password changes for frontend users can be enforced and passwords can expire after a certain amount of days.
- Change password plugin
- Configurable password rules (upper case char, lower case char, digit, special char)
- Force password change for frontend users
- Redirect to configured page when password change is required (uses PSR-15 Middleware in TYPO3 v9)
- Password expiration after a configurable amount of days
- Optional check if password has been part of a data breach using the haveibeenpwned.com API and the k-Anonymity model
The screenshot below shows the output of the "Change Frontend User Password" plugin after the user tried to submit
a weak password.
Install the extension from the TYPO3 Extension Repository or using composer and add the Static Typoscript "Change password for frontend users" to your TypoScript template.
Create a new page and make sure, that the page is only visible to logged in frontend users.
Add the Plugin "Change Frontend User Password" to the page created in step 2
Change TypoScript settings to your needs. Please note, that if you want to use the password change enforcement, you must set
settings.changePasswordPidto the page uid of the page created in step 2
Optionally change the path to the extension templates in TypoScript and modify the templates to your needs.
New fe_user fields
The extension adds two new fields to the fe_users table (see screenshot)
If the checkbox "User must change password at next login" is set and a valid
changePasswordPid is configured,
the user will be redirected to the configured page after login or whe accessing pages configured in the
The password expiry date defines the date, after a user must change the password.
Tip: If you quickly want all frontend users to change their passwords, you can use a simple SQL statement
to set the field in the database like shown in this example
UPDATE fe_users set must_change_password=1;
TypoScript configuration settings
The following TypoScript settings are available.
changePasswordPid(integer) The pid to redirect to if a password change is required. This is usually the page with the Plugin of the extension
minLength(integer) Minimum length for the password.
capitalCharCheck(bool) Is set to
1, the password must at least contain one capital character.
lowerCaseCharCheck(bool) Is set to
1, the password must at least contain one lower case character
digitCheck(bool) Is set to
1, the password must at least contain one digit
specialCharCheck(bool) Is set to
1, the password must at least contain one special character
enabled(bool) If set to
1, the new password is checked using the haveibeenpwned.com API to verify, that the password has not been exposed in a data breach. Note, that the API uses a k-Anonymity model, so no passwords are submitted to the external service. Read more about it here
enabled(bool) Is set to
1, new passwords will expire after the configured amount of days
validityInDays(integer) The amount of days, a new password is valid before it needs to be changed
allAccessProtectedPages(bool) If set to
1, a redirect to the configured
changePasswordPidwill be forced for all access protected pages. Note, that if this option is set, the
includePageUids(string) A redirect to the configured changePasswordPid will be forced for the configured PIDs separated by a comma
includePageUidsRecursionLevel(integer) The recursion level for all pages configured in
includePageUids. Use this option, if you e.g. want to force a redirect for a page and all subpages
excludePageUids(string) No redirect will be forced for the configured PIDs separated by a comma
excludePageUidsRecursionLevel(integer) The recursion level for all pages configured in
excludePageUids. Use this option, if you e.g. want to exclude a page and all subpages for the redirect
The extension output is completely unstyled. Feel free to override the fluid templates to your needs.
Thanks for sponsoring
I would like to thank Wikafi sprl for sponsoring the initial development of this extension and for supporting open source software.
Also a big thanks to Troy Hunt for his remarkable work and the haveibeenpwned.com service and API.