How to reset forgotten password in Umbraco CMS
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You've lost your user password and can't log in to Umbraco back-office? If so, go through the above steps to login and use Umbraco again!
Step 1: Navigate to Umbraco welcome page
First, you need to navigate to Umbraco welcome panel and click the "Forgotten password" link.
Umbraco welcome page - forgotten password link
Step 2: Fill email address linked to your Umbraco user account
Enter your email and submit the form.
Umbraco welcome page - entering email to recover
Step 3: Submit the form
Umbraco welcome page - reset password summary
Step 4: Check your inbox
Umbraco password reset requested email
Step 4: Set a new password
Umbraco setting new password
If your website is not sending the message correctly, you should check:
Find <notifications> section in \config\umbracoSettings.config file:
<notifications> <!-- the email that should be used as from mail when umbraco sends a notification --> <!-- you can add a display name to the email like this: <email>Your display name here <firstname.lastname@example.org></email> --> <email>email@example.com</email> </notifications>
Set mail settings configuration in web.config file properly
<system.net> <mailSettings> <smtp from="firstname.lastname@example.org"> <network port="[PORT]" host="[HOST]" userName="email@example.com" password="[PASSWORD]" /> </smtp> </mailSettings> </system.net>
Once email settings are well configured, you should get an email to your inbox.