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In this video we will discuss, how to implement password reset functionality in asp.net core. This is continuation to our previous video Part 115. Please watch Part 115 from asp.net core tutorial before proceeding.

To be able to reset the user password we need the following
  1. Email, 
  2. Password reset token, 
  3. New Password and 
  4. Confirm Password

The user provides the new password and confirmation password. Email and reset token are in the password reset link.


Reset Password View Model

namespace EmployeeManagement.ViewModels
{
    public class ResetPasswordViewModel
    {
        [Required]
        [EmailAddress]
        public string Email { get; set; }

        [Required]
        [DataType(DataType.Password)]
        public string Password { get; set; }

        [DataType(DataType.Password)]
        [Display(Name = "Confirm password")]
        [Compare("Password"
            ErrorMessage = "Password and Confirm Password must match")]
        public string ConfirmPassword { get; set; }

        public string Token { get; set; }
    }
}

Reset Password View

We are using 2 hidden input fields to store email address and password reset token as we need them on postback.

@model ResetPasswordViewModel

<h2>Reset Password</h2>
<hr />
<div class="row">
    <div class="col-md-12">
        <form method="post">
            <div asp-validation-summary="All" class="text-danger"></div>
            <input asp-for="Token" type="hidden" />
            <input asp-for="Email" type="hidden" />
            <div class="form-group">
                <label asp-for="Password"></label>
                <input asp-for="Password" class="form-control" />
                <span asp-validation-for="Password" class="text-danger"></span>
            </div>
            <div class="form-group">
                <label asp-for="ConfirmPassword"></label>
                <input asp-for="ConfirmPassword" class="form-control" />
                <span asp-validation-for="ConfirmPassword" class="text-danger"></span>
            </div>
            <button type="submit" class="btn btn-primary">Reset</button>
        </form>
    </div>
</div>

Reset Password Action Methods

Include the following HTTP GET and POST RestPassword() actions in the AccountController. The code in these 2 actions is commented and self-explanatory.

[HttpGet]
[AllowAnonymous]
public IActionResult ResetPassword(string token, string email)
{
    // If password reset token or email is null, most likely the
    // user tried to tamper the password reset link
    if (token == null || email == null)
    {
        ModelState.AddModelError("", "Invalid password reset token");
    }
    return View();
}

[HttpPost]
[AllowAnonymous]
public async Task<IActionResult> ResetPassword(ResetPasswordViewModel model)
{
    if (ModelState.IsValid)
    {
        // Find the user by email
        var user = await userManager.FindByEmailAsync(model.Email);

        if (user != null)
        {
            // reset the user password
            var result = await userManager.ResetPasswordAsync(user, model.Token, model.Password);
            if (result.Succeeded)
            {
                return View("ResetPasswordConfirmation");
            }
            // Display validation errors. For example, password reset token already
            // used to change the password or password complexity rules not met
            foreach (var error in result.Errors)
            {
                ModelState.AddModelError("", error.Description);
            }
            return View(model);
        }

        // To avoid account enumeration and brute force attacks, don't
        // reveal that the user does not exist
        return View("ResetPasswordConfirmation");
    }
    // Display validation errors if model state is not valid
    return View(model);
}

Reset Password Confirmation View

<h4>
    Your password is reset. Please click <a asp-action="Login">here to login</a>
</h4>

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