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4/8/2016 2:24 PM
 

I've inherited a DotNetNuke site that was built and managed by someone who thought storing user passwords as plain text was a good idea because he could easily look up a password and tell the user what it is if they forgot it and to log in as them if they had an issue. After recovering from my heart attack at discovering this and getting my mind to navigate away from the idea of how stupid that is, I need to fix it.

I know to change the web.config settings to use the correct password configuration, but was hoping someone else that's had to do this with a DotNetNuke site might provide some guidance on the best way to approach this. Should I just use standard .NET code and write an app to cycle through them and change them or do I need to use the DotNetNuke user objects? Any article links or sample code would be really helpful. I've found posts about doing this generally but not in the context of a DotNetNuke site and am unsure if there's any special considerations I need to take into account.

 
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4/10/2016 5:03 PM
 
you don't need DNN users to encrypt the password.
Another option would be changing password format and updating all user records requesting the users to change password upon next login - which will then be stored hashed (which is preferable over encryption)-

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold (Microsoft MVP)

dnnWerk - The DotNetNuke Experts   German Spoken DotNetNuke User Group

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4/11/2016 2:16 PM
 

Thanks.

While that would be the easiest in terms of implementation on my end, there's no way I'd be able to get approval to force ~600,000 users to do a forced password change.

Looks like I'll have to just write my own code to go through the ASP.NET memberships and update them.

 
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4/12/2016 6:45 AM
 
unfortunately, you will have to create a solution on your own, DNN Corp. made one for this site a few years ago, but it is not publically available.

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold (Microsoft MVP)

dnnWerk - The DotNetNuke Experts   German Spoken DotNetNuke User Group

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