User’s Guide to Password Change Web Part, Part 1: How to Change a Password for a User with Windows Authentication in SharePoint 2013

Part 1: How to change a password for a user with Windows Authentication

With the ability to configure multiple authentication service providers, Bamboo's Password Change Web Part (now available for SharePoint 2013) is your one-stop shop for changing passwords, simply by adding multiple instances of the Web Part to a single SharePoint page.  The lockable Domain and User Name fields make telling one account from the other a simple matter, and the configurable text block for the password policy means there's no more need to remember how many capital letters, numbers, or special characters you need to add.    

As part one of two in a new mini-series on Password Change Web Part and its key functionalities, this post will show you how to change a user password with Windows Authentication.

To begin, navigate to the Edit Page menu and click on the Insert tab.  Choose Bamboo Solutions from Categories, and Password Change Web Part from Parts:

Once added, the Bamboo Password Change Web Part will display on your screen as shown below:

To configure the settings for the Web Part, select Modify from the tool pane.  Next, click on the General Settings tab.

In the Web Application Zone Settings section, select Default from the drop-down menu. This means that we will be using Windows Authentication:

In the Claims Authentication Types section, select the Windows Authentication radio button.

In the Account Display Settings section, there are two options to select from: 2 -Box Format and Single Box Format:


If you select 2 – Box Format, the Web Part will display two boxes in which you can enter values: a Domain textbox, and an Account textbox:

If you select Single Box Format, the Web Part will only display one box, in which you will need to enter both your Account name as well as your Domain name (Ex: bamboovnspinstaller):

In the Password Change Messages section, you have three different options to select from, as follows:

If you check the Display password strength meter checkbox, the Web Part will display a block under New Password that rates the strength of the password you have entered:

If you select the Display password expiration message and Display confirmation message after password change, the Web Part will display the following messages on your screen:

In the Password Change Logging section, if you select the Log all password changes, the information will be saved on the Bamboo Password Change Audit Log list.

Now, when you go to Site Contents, you will see that a Bamboo Password Change Audit Log list has been automatically created:

To access the audit log list, click on the Bamboo Password Change Audit Log:


In the Password Policy Display section, you can review the details of your password policy by selecting the Display password policy description checkbox. Additionally, you can edit the content of the policy in the Rich text.  You are also able to choose the position for the text, including Top, Bottom, Left, and Right:

In the Domain Administrator Credentials (Optional) section, if you want to use the Password Settings Object, fill out the Fully Qualified Domain Name, User Name, and Password textboxes:

Click Save and close out of the tool part.

To change a user's password, go to the Web Part and fill in the user information and new password.  Next, click the Change Password button.

After you have successfully changed the password, the Web Part will give you a confirmation message:

Ready to give Bamboo Password Change Web Part a try? Jump over to the Password Change Web Part product page and select Add Trial to Cart to download a fully-functional 30-day trial.

Want even more Password Change Web Part?  Check out Part two of our mini-series: Password Change Web Part User Guide, Part 2: How to Change a Password for a User with Forms-based Authentication in SharePoint 2013

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