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XF 1.3 Reseting users passwords

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by averythomas, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. averythomas

    averythomas Member

  2. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Do you want to remove all of their passwords, or set them to something else, or send each member a reset email at once?
     
  3. averythomas

    averythomas Member

    send each member a reset email at once with a random generated password.
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Why?

    Sending a password in plain text via email isn't secure.
     
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  5. averythomas

    averythomas Member

    Because of a database issue I need to send everyone a password.
     
  6. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    What @Brogan says is true.

    It would be much better to remove all users passwords (easily done via a query), then send them all a password reset email or have them request a password reset manually (send them all a bulk email from the AdminCP).

    Liam
     
  7. averythomas

    averythomas Member

    I've imported all of the users but when I click on them in the users lists it wants me to create a new one?
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    What is your "database issue"?

    It may be better if you explain exactly what it is you have done to this point, to avoid any complications going forward.
     
  9. averythomas

    averythomas Member

    So i've imported users from another database and they all show up in my users list like they should, when I click on them to edit their profile it wants me to create a new profile with the name I clicked on. Seems like the database doesn't know they exist but they do?
     
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Which software did you import from and how?
     
  11. averythomas

    averythomas Member

    phpmyadmin as a CSV file
     
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Well there's your problem.

    That is completely the wrong way to import content.

    Use an importer.
     
  13. averythomas

    averythomas Member

    How would I go about doing that?
     
  14. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    XenForo comes with a built-in importer.
     
  15. averythomas

    averythomas Member

    But the only format I have is a CSV file?
     
  16. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Are you importing from other forum software? If so, which one? Also, why do you only have a CSV file instead of the full database to import from?
     
  17. averythomas

    averythomas Member

    I moved from not well known forum which only had that option of exporting the users.
     
  18. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Which forum? Someone may still be able to suggest a way to import via conversion to other forum software first.

    Do you still have the original database? I'm not sure that much can be done with just a CSV file (and what exactly does it contain?)
     
  19. averythomas

    averythomas Member

    The CSV file is setup the 'xf_user' format.
     
  20. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    So, you only have 'details' for the xf_user table but you don't have any other data for the users - posts, avatars etc?

    I'm not sure what you have is enough to 'import' a database. To be honest, if you don't have any posts or any other content from these users, you'd probably be just as well starting afresh and getting the users to register themselves.
     

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