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Upendo DNN User Manager 1.1 Release Summary

Written By Will Strohl

It hasn't been that long since we first announced the release of the brand new user management module for DNN, the Upendo DNN User Manager. We're already releasing a third release. This one mainly has some enhancements to the user creation and editing views.  

Upendo DNN User Management Module

This module allows you to delegate the user management responsibilities to other people on the website, and outside of the Administrators role. That's right, without a module like this, someone must be allowed to edit nearly everything on the site, just to manage users for you.  

Release Notes

Removed Password Fields When Editing a User

First, it never made sense to me to allow someone to change the password of another person and still KNOW that password. If it's not immediately obvious why that irks me, it's really because of how insecure such an activity would be.  

I don't want anyone knowing my password. Do you want them to know YOURS?  

We replaced the password fields with a single button that allows you to send a password reset link to the user account. Now, you'll need to know their email password first, before you can know their DNN password! 😎 

Improved Usability of Password Validation

What? I know I just said we removed the password fields...  

When you're creating a new user account manually, there are many more use cases to consider. So, it actually makes sense to keep the passwords here. However, the iniitial releases still had some quirky usability issues with validating the passwords. We've fixed that.  

Video Summary 

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Downloads & Links

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Total: 6 Comment(s)
Nice work!
Saturday, August 26, 2023 ·
Thanks, David! I appreciate your comment too. 😎🤙🏽
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 ·
"I've wanted to do this for years." - Mott (Thanks, Will!! This is really great, and very much needed for a lot of use-cases. Thank you for the great effort here and especially sharing it to the community.)
Sunday, August 27, 2023 ·
My pleasure, Jeremy. Thank you as well for your ongoing support - just in general in the community and as a sponsor. You and David, both! :)
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 ·
Nice work, but I cannot see too much difference to the core user management, esp. on user creation. I proposed an idea in the GitHub issues.
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 ·
I loved your idea. I marked it as looking for a sponsor at the moment. Only because it wasn't originally on our roadmap, but it should be. Thank you, Michael! 🤙🏽🤙🏽
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 ·

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