U4-5523 - Showing "Change Password" dashboard when users log in is confusing - gives the impression they need to change their password

Created by Arie 21 Sep 2014, 03:46:11 Updated by Mads Rasmussen 22 Dec 2015, 13:26:41

When I watched a user log in I noticed that they're shown the "change password" dashboard page. This causes many users to conclude that they need to change their password.

Seeing the "change password" page when a non-admin user log in is confusion. It would be much better to show them a page with some introduction about Umbraco and how to edit pages etc.


Asbjørn Riis-Knudsen 31 Oct 2014, 08:01:21

+1. Change password shouldn't be a dashboard, it just doesn't make any sense. It should be placed on the user profile flyout (the one you get when you click the profile picture). The current design is extremely counter-intuitive. It is especially annoying because you ''can't'' remove the dashboard. Users have to be able to change their password - and that is the only way to do it currently.

I'm looking into doing a pull request to implement the above.

Asbjørn Riis-Knudsen 17 Feb 2015, 21:16:46

I have made a pull request that moves the Change password feature to the user flyout: https://github.com/umbraco/Umbraco-CMS/pull/640. This is definitely an improvement, though it could use further work. That being said, I think the Change password dashboard just needs to go away.

Asbjørn Riis-Knudsen 17 Aug 2015, 08:26:13

I have updated the PR to 7.3 (no big changes, just a couple of merge issues). The only known issue currently is that the notification that the password has changed is shown ''behind'' the user flyout. Ideally, I'd want to intercept that notification and show it in the user flyout instead, but I'm not sure where to do that best. Any thoughts?

Priority: Normal

Type: Usability Problem

State: Fixed


Difficulty: Very Easy


Backwards Compatible: True

Fix Submitted: Pull request

Affected versions: 7.2.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.5, 7.1.6, 7.2.1, 7.2.2

Due in version: 7.4.0


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