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Lullabot Module Monday: Mass Password Reset

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    [Mass Password Reset] [Lullabotâ„¢ Module Monday with Addison Berry]
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    Every once in a while you end up in a circumstance
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    where you have had your passwords compromised on a site
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    and you need to change everybody's passwords
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    throughout the entire site.
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    It's something that you, of course, hope never happens to you,
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    and many people never have it happen,
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    but if you do, there is actually a nice module that will take care of that for you
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    rather than having to go through and manually update everybody's passwords.
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    It's the Mass Password Reset Module.

Lullabot Module Monday: Mass Password Reset

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In this Lullabot Module Monday article, we learn about the Mass Password Reset module. It's a question we all ask ourselves: What would I do if my site or server was compromised? Security professionals have loads of checklists to follow, and experienced server administrators drill for those moments. As we saw when Twitter.com was compromised by hackers, "Reset everyone's passwords, right away!" is almost always one of the important steps. If you run a Drupal site, that particular step can be frustrating. Resetting user passwords one by one is incredibly time consuming, and there's no way to do it for everyone in one fell swoop. At least, there wasn't until the release of the Mass Password Reset module.