Feature #14364

Password generator feature

Added by Frank Helk over 4 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

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Category:Administration
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Resolution:Duplicate

Description

In systems where auto-register is disabled, it is somewhat nasty to generate a random password for every new user - especially if a bunch of new users is to be set up. It is already enough work to enter names and email addresses.

I would prefer to have some choice to autogenerate a random password with acceptable complexity (maybe configured by Admin). This could be reached with a simple button "Generate random pwd" beneath the password fields in the new user form and some JavaScript that does the generation (no need to implement this on the "server side").

autogenerate_pw.png - Example of password generation (4.72 KB) Daniel Felix, 2013-06-28 09:05


Related issues

Duplicates Redmine - Feature #3872: New user password - better functionality Closed 2009-09-15

History

#1 Updated by Jan Niggemann (redmine.org team member) over 4 years ago

I like the idea!
In fact I had a similar idea when I added 10 users recently...

#2 Updated by Daniel Felix over 4 years ago

  • Duplicates Feature #3872: New user password - better functionality added

#3 Updated by Daniel Felix over 4 years ago

Example of password generation

Hi Frank,

this feature is already implemented.

See #3872.

Best regards,
Daniel

#4 Updated by Jan Niggemann (redmine.org team member) over 4 years ago

I guess it's time to upgrade... We're still on 2.3.0.

#5 Updated by Daniel Felix over 4 years ago

Well I'm on trunk. This is a planned feature for 2.4.

#6 Updated by Frank Helk over 4 years ago

OK - because it's not in yet in release: Since I'm a very, very lazy being, I'd prefer that to be active by default (if not so already) ;-)

#7 Updated by Daniel Felix over 4 years ago

Not the best idea. Since everytime you change the user mail or something else, the user will get notified about a new password.

#8 Updated by Frank Helk over 4 years ago

Objection :-)

Should only be "ON" by default for "New User" (which is what I've asked for and what we're takling about). Agreed that this should be "OFF" when editing user's settings.

#9 Updated by Petar Yankov about 2 years ago

Hello, I am new to redmine. I tried version 2.6 and version 3.1, but couldn't find the random password generation feature. Could anyone help?

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