Best Temp Pass Autoresponder?

Alex Tweedly alex at tweedly.net
Sat Jul 13 15:27:34 EDT 2019


It's kind of hard to answer that without knowing how your passwords are 
set up and managed already, or what/how you need to use or check them.

So I won't answer directly, but offer a sideways suggestion ....

Don't have passwords.

Nearly all sites that have passwords offer some kind of recovery 
mechanism - which almost always uses a (verified and registered) email 
address to send a recovery link. So just skip the step of having 
passwords at all  - and have a mechanism that users can type in their 
email address, and be sent a short-lived, one-time use link to their 
email address.

When requested you generate a token, store that in your database (or 
whatever), and then send an email that might look something like ...

> To login to kilmelford.com, please click on the link below.
> http://kilmelford.com/lcms.lc9/login_request/email/2019-07-13_15:17:47_df2471f6a4b8...de964b3ec
>
> If you did not ask for a login code/link to be sent to you,
> please let us know by forwarding this email toinfo at kilmelford.com
(obviously that's not the correct full code :-), and when you get a 
request like that, you compare the token with your database (and check 
whether it has expired or not), and if OK then you log the user in and 
remove the entry for this token.

When I "log the user in" I send them a cookie that verifies their 
status, and which expires in a limited time (say one day, or one week), 
and after that they just request a new emailed token/link.

Alex.

On 13/07/2019 18:03, Rick Harrison via use-livecode wrote:
> I need to set up a temporary password
> email autoresponder for my website
> using LC if at all possible.  This would
> obviously be for people who have
> forgotten their password and need
> a temporary one.
>
> I realized I’m probably not the only
> one here who has run into this problem,
> and I don’t want to reinvent the wheel.
>
> What is the best approach and does
> anyone have a solution that is working
> well for them?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rick
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