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Old 23 Feb 2014, 15:31
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Originally Posted by Barcham View Post
There is another situation that this can be used in that no one has mentioned yet. It is extremely useful for generating a one time only password for members who have lost their password and have requested a reset. You can generate a new password for the user and forward it with instructions that they can only use it once and must change their password at login.
That would not work. Once the user has logged in the password would immediately change back to the old "forgotten" password- and the user needs to enter the current password to change the password- the user wouldn't know the current password because by the time they can enter it, it is already the old (non-temporary) value.

In the Admin CP drop down box on the user's page is an "Email Password Reminder" to user that lets the user reset their password, that should be used in the situation you describe.
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