Windows Authentication - How to allow users to change passwords andother account services?

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by Mel, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Mel

    Mel Guest

    We have a private website, we call it a portal, where people can login
    and get quotes and such. When you go to the portal URL (https:// a small dialog appears (I believe this is windows
    authentication) when they enter their username and password and click
    OK which logs them in and they arrive at the home page of our portal.
    These portal users are granted access to the system by adding them as
    a new user Active Directory and adding them to a group that has
    certain rights on the web server. One problem with this setup is our
    users do not have the ability to change their password to something
    else they prefer. Is there a better way to design our website to
    accommodate this and still keep our network secure?
    Mel, Sep 4, 2008
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  2. Mel

    Stan Guest

    Hi Mel

    If you are using System.DirectoryServices to access AD then use the
    Invoke() method of a DirectoryEntry object to run SetPassword.exe to
    change a user password.

    You don't say which version of ASP.NET you are working with but if
    it's version 2 or above then you might consider using Forms
    authentication with Membership and Roles to control access to the

    Stan, Sep 4, 2008
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  3. Mel

    Mel Guest

    Yes, I am using 2.0, visual studio 2005 Pro, In your
    opinion, do you think using Forms authentication would be a better way
    to go? Would that give me more capabilities and more features?
    Mel, Sep 8, 2008
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