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action=resetpassword

(main | resetpassword)
  • This module requires read rights.
  • This module requires write rights.
  • This module only accepts POST requests.
  • Source: MediaWiki
  • License: GPL-2.0+

Send a password reset email to a user.

Parameters:
user

User being reset.

Type: user name
email

Email address of the user being reset.

capture
Return the temporary passwords that were sent. Requires the
passwordreset
user right.
Type: boolean (details)
token

A "csrf" token retrieved from action=query&meta=tokens

This parameter is required.
Examples:
Send a password reset email to user Example.
api.php?action=resetpassword&user=Example&token=123ABC [open in sandbox]
Send a password reset email for all users with email address user@example.com.
api.php?action=resetpassword&user=user@example.com&token=123ABC [open in sandbox]