12 Responses to SharePoint 2010 end-user password change

  1. Btw, we offer the same product for SharePoint 2010 and 2007:


    With ustomizable e-mail notifications when password is about to expire.

    WBR, Alexander

  2. Rahul says:

    “SharePoint 2010 end-user password change”. This is totally a different topic. I gained more knowledge from this post. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. The explanation with screen shots are really good and attractive. THe solution is very appropriate.


  3. Erich says:

    Thanks Andy,

    Great feature! One question: Do you happen to know the length/alpha-numeric requirements for passwords on your hosted 2010 sites? We’d like to post them for our readers when they change their default password.

  4. Andy Milsark says:

    I believe it is 8 characters in length with a mixture of numbers and letters.

  5. Jesse says:

    Is this an add-on or web part or is it some custom code you have written.  I'm a .NET developer trying to figure out how to do this for our SharePoint site.

  6. Andy Milsark says:


    This is custom functionality I have written and deployed as a site collection feature to all of our multi-tenant hosting farms.

  7. Jesse says:

    From the looks of it, this feature is way cooler than any of the web-parts I've seen for sale out there.  If you're not selling it, you should figure out how.  Most of the ones I've seen are in the $500-$1000 range and not as cool as yours.

    I'm not enough of a SharePoint guy to even figure out where to start other than creating a web-part to add to a custom page.  The password changing code is easy.  Having the cool integration into SharePoint is another story.

  8. Atif says:

    Hi, I tried to setup the same thing, but the users are seeing Access denied Error, I have unique permissions to each site and each library, does that affect? how can i resolve this?

  9. Atif says:

    Hi, I tried to setup the same thing, but the users are seeing Access denied Error, I have unique permissions to each site and each library, does that affect? how can i resolve this?@Andy Milsark

  10. Andy Milsark says:

    Do the users have at least read access to the top level of the site collection? I believe this is required.

  11. France says:

    The most challenging feature of SharePoint 2010 on an IIS 7 environment, is getting around the access denied error. This no longer can be set within IIS 7 by indicating the site should use “Custom” or Detailed error message and setting the path to a custom error code file. SharePoint ignores this and instead users get the accessdenied.aspx file from the _layouts folder.
    You can modify this file if you know your .Net code and want to go that way. Otherwise you have to build a custom .dll file and make modifications to the Web.config file. Setting the http Error from within the Web.config file to Custom and modifying that code block to point to your file will not work either as so many of these companies indicate in their tutorials. In fact please only try this in dev environment if you need proof as your site will go down, with “programming error” message.

  12. France says:

    One more thing. You should create a new web application with anonymous access and a Site collection within that web application. Your custom error page should redirect users with a link to that site so they can reset/change password if it is expired and they get access denied. Set the anonymous (click the link) to lists and libraries so they cannot access anything else in the site or even page so they can only access the change Password web part. Users cannot access a “form” web part to reset/change Password on a site they have no access to.

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