New Password Reset Configuration
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The old Reset Password Configuration is a very limited and somehow non-systemic feature. There is a need for a better replacement.
The idea is that all the password reset mechanisms have the same parts:
Request: user requests password reset. This may as simple as a "forgot password" button on a login screen. But there may be complicated methods, such as requesting password reset by asking a colleague or indirect helpdesk password reset scenarios.
Authentication: the user that requests password reset is authenticated. This may an complete out-of-band authentication (which effectively means no extra authentication is performed by midPoint). This may an usual authentication using a nonce send in an e-mail message. This may be authentication based on security questions. Or there may be other complex authentication schemes.
Source of new credentials specifies how a new credential value is determined. The new value may be entered by the user, randomly generated, determine by a key-exchange protocol and so on.
Delivery specifies how the new credential value is delivered to the user. The value may be simply displayed on the screen, sent in an e-mail or even distributed to several colleagues.
Request method: the caller requests credential reset for a user. This starts the reset process:
requestCredentialReset(user, credentalId, resetMethodId): CredentialResetContext
Authentication method. The caller is authenticated (if needed)
Execute method: the credential reset is executed, credentials are changes, deliver methods are carried out:
executeCredentialReset(user, credentialId, resetMethodId, newCredentialValue)
The usual process would be request-authenticate-execute. However, for simple cases it may be possible to invoke just execute method.
The progress of the credential reset process may be stored in the user object.
Reset Password Configuration (old configuration, soon to be deprecated)