whitespace
whitespace COMPANY whitespace SERVICES whitespace PRODUCTS whitespace PURCHASE whitespace SUPPORT whitespace CONTACTS whitespace Home whitespace Contact Us whitespace Site Map whitespace
whitespace
whitespace
whitespace
ALL PRODUCTS
whitespace
SHAREPOINT
whitespace
ANDROID
whitespace
BLACKBERRY
whitespace
OTHER COMMERCIAL
whitespace
FREE PRODUCTS
whitespace
BUNDLES
whitespace
whitespace
whitespace

Password Change Web Part Version 1.11


ArtfulBits Password Change Web Part allows users to change their own passwords from within the SharePoint environment using standard text box interface (current password, new password and confirm new password). It supports Windows authentication and Forms-based which includes Active Directory (AD), Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), SQL and other authentication providers.

ArtfulBits Password Change Web Part

User can access a page with configured Password Change Web Part, enter current password, new password, confirm it, and post changes. If current password is incorrect or the new password does not meet the password policy, password change fails and an error message is displayed. When password has been successfully changed, web part displays the message and the email notification is sent.

Feature List

Feature
Allows password change without administrator intervention
Supports Windows and form based authentications
Supports AD, LDAP, SQL and other membership providers
Supports Windows local users
Customizable email notification
Warns users if the password change failed or does not meet the password policy
Customizable Password Policy description
"Change Password" action added in user personal menu
Language pack support (desired localization could be added by request)

Why ArtfulBits Password Change Web Part?

SharePoint does not provide mechanism for users to change their passwords. Due to security and other reasons, users need to change their passwords for intranet or extranet SharePoint portals from time to time. Using ArtfulBits Password Change Web Part, authorized users can change their passwords without site administrator intervention and any other difficulties.

 Standard Edition
Allows password change without administrator intervention   
Supports Windows and form based authentications   
Supports AD, LDAP, SQL and other membership providers   
Supports Windows local users   
Customizable email notification   
Warns users if the password change failed or does not meet the password policy   
Customizable Password Policy description   
"Change Password" action added in user personal menu   
Language pack support (desired localization could be added by request)   

How to Use

Before using Password Change Web Part it is required to activate "ArtfulBits Password Change Web Part" site collection feature and specify Password Change global settings (per site collection).

Password Change Global Settings

Navigate to Password Change Settings page to specify Password change global settings (Site Actions --> Site Settings --> Site Collection Administration --> Password Change settings).

ArtfulBits Password Change Global Settings

On this page you can provide global password change settings for site collection:

ArtfulBits Password Change Global Settings

General Settings

  • Domain - provide your domain name , required when LDAP authentication provider is used

Password Policy - customize Password Policy description

  • Show Password Policy - check to show password policy description for end user
  • Password Policy Description - type password policy description or any text you would like to display for end user in Password Change interface

Email Settings - allows to customize email notifications, sent to user after the password is changed

  • Send email notification on password change - specify whether or not a confirmation email should be sent to users after they have successfully changed their passwords
  • Email Subject and Email Body - specify e-mail subject and body. You can use following template fields: $TODAY$, $USERLOGIN$, $USERNAME$
  • Email From - specify sender’s address
  • Email Bcc - specify administrator email to be notified about confirmation e-mails sent to users

Password Change Web Part

In order to use ArtfulBits Password Change Web Part you must first add it to your desired page as any standard Web Part.

Password Change Web Part

After that click on "Open the tool pane" link to edit the Web Part. On Password Change Settings panel you can configure the following:

ArtfulBits Password Change Web Part Settings

  • Show Password Policy - check to show password policy description
  • Password Policy Description - type password policy description or helper text you would like to display to end user on Password Change Web Part
  • Choose the position of Password Policy - select to display the password policy description at the top, left, right or bottom of the Web Part interface

"Password Change" Action

Activating "ArtfulBits Password Change Action" site collection feature adds "Change Password" action in user personal menu:

"Password Change" Action

By clicking "Change Password" action, user navigates to dedicated page to change their password. Use Password Change global settings page to specify Password Change settings.

Password Change Page

Preparation for Installation

Before installation, please, check that your target server meets Password Change Web Part system requirements.

Also, it is recommended to install ArtfulBits License Manager before (if it is not installed).


1. Installation

Download Password Change Web Part installation package from ArtfulBits website, unpack the file, and run Setup.exe:

Note:

You must be a SharePoint Farm Administrator for successful installation. Also "Windows SharePoint Administration" and "Windows SharePoint Timer" should be running on the server:

SharePoint 2007 SharePoint 2010

After system check is finished, click "Next".

After reading License Agreement, click "Accept" and go to next step.

Select one or more web applications and click "Next".

Wait for install to succeed, click "Next" for deployment status details.

2. License Management

Password Change Web Part uses Per-Farm License Model (each license is bound to single SharePoint Farm ID). For more details about licensing models please visit License Agreement.

Product works in unlicensed mode for three days from the moment of installation. In this mode all the product features are unlocked same way as with trial license. After these three days either trial license or full license should be entered for product to function.

  • To get Password Change Web Part trial license click here.

After ArtfulBits License Manager is installed, go to the SharePoint Central Administration page:

SharePoint 2007 SharePoint 2010

Choose "Operations".
Click on "ArtfulBits License Manager":

Click on "ArtfulBits License Manager":

This page shows all ArtfulBits installed products and their license statuses.

Click on product name to view license details.

If product is not licensed you can click "Enter License" link and enter license key (trial or full) into textbox. For upgrading product edition click "Convert License" and enter new license of target product edition.

Pressing "Activate" button will verify the key and in case of verification success license status will be updated.

Note: in trial or unlicensed mode all product features are available for evaluation. This way you will be able to try each and every feature available in the product line which will give you good understanding of what feature set will be necessary for you and it will be easier to come up with the decision which product edition should be purchased. After trial period expiration full license should be purchased which will determine product edition and available (unlocked) feature set.

3. Activating / Deactivating Feature

Click "Site Actions" menu in the root site of one site collection, then click "Site Settings":
SharePoint 2007 SharePoint 2010
Click "Site collection features" link in Site Settings page:
SharePoint 2007 SharePoint 2010

In SharePoint Site collection feature list, activate ArtfulBits Password Change Web Part feature (if deactivated):

4. Product Upgrading

Process of updating Password Change Web Part is pretty straightforward - just download latest installation package and execute Setup.exe from it. After system check completes, select an "Upgrade" option and then follow setup wizard instructions.

5. Uninstallation / Repairing

Execute Setup.exe from your installation package. On the Repair and Remove section, select Remove radio button and click "Next", the Password Change Web Part will be uninstalled. Or select "Repair" - to repair the Password Change Web Part .


For SharePoint 2013 products:
Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Windows Server 2012
Server: SharePoint Release:
  • SharePoint Foundation 2013 or SharePoint Server 2013
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Browser:
  • Internet Explorer 8+
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome
For SharePoint 2010 products:
Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008 x64 SP2
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 7 x64
Server: SharePoint Release:
  • SharePoint Foundation 2010 or SharePoint Server 2010
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.5
Browser:
  • Internet Explorer 8+
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome

Item Version Size
SharePoint 2013
ArtfulBits_Password_Change_v1.11_SP2013.zip
Zip file contains ArtfulBits Password Change Web Part install files for SharePoint 2013, user guide and install guide documents. For more details about installation process select Installation tab.
1.11 2244 Kb
ArtfulBits_Password_Change_v1.11_FullPack_SP2013.zip
Zip file contains ArtfulBits Password Change Web Part and License Manager install files for SharePoint 2013, user guides and install guides documents for both products. For more details about installation process select Installation tab.
1.11 4183 Kb
SharePoint 2010
ArtfulBits_Password_Change_v1.11_SP2010.zip
Zip file contains ArtfulBits Password Change Web Part install files for SharePoint 2010, user guide and install guide documents. For more details about installation process select Installation tab.
1.11 2242 Kb
ArtfulBits_Password_Change_v1.11_FullPack_SP2010.zip
Zip file contains ArtfulBits Password Change Web Part and License Manager install files for SharePoint 2010, user guides and install guides documents for both products. For more details about installation process select Installation tab.
1.11 4181 Kb
Documentation
Password_Change_UserGuide.pdf
Password Change Web Part user guide.
941 Kb
Password_Change_InstallGuide.pdf
Installation guide describes installation and licensing steps.
976 Kb


Note: FullPack is not required if you already have installed or download ArtfulBits License Manager.

Release Notes

Version Notes
v1.11
(July 16, 2013)
New Features:
  • Added Czech localization
v1.1
(February 5, 2013)
New Features:
  • Added SharePoint 2013 support
  • Added password change support for local users
  • Added German, Russian and Swedish localization
v1.0
(July 29, 2011)
Initial Release

[PRO] - Professional edition
[ENT] - Enterprise edition

Microsoft and the Office logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries


Try 30-days FREE
Trial License!







 

Related Products

Password Expiration Web Part
Enables users to be notified that their passwords are about to expire.
 
Password Reset Web Part
Allows users to reset their forgotten passwords from within the SharePoint environment.
 
Email Web Part
Allows sending e-mail messages directly from SharePoint site.
 

whitespace
whitespace
Company | Services | Practices | Technologies | Career | Contacts | Privacy
© 2005-2016 ArtfulBits. All rights reserved.