Reset password
Added by IBM contributorIBM | Edited by Claudia R Elbourn on June 11, 2015
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Reset the password for a subscriber when the current password is not available. Subscribers are forced to change their reset passwords the next time they log in.
The API caller must have one of the following roles to run the API:
  • CustomerAdministrator
  • User
  • VSR
     
Table 1. API details
Method
Resource address
Operation header
POST
service/authentication/

			resetPassword?loginName=

			<loginName>
None


URL parameters


Provide the following parameter.

Table 2. Parameters
Parameter
Required
Description
loginName
Yes
The email address of the user, for example jdoe@companyxyz.com.


For a list of common HTTP status codes that are returned for API calls, see HTTP status codes.

Parent topic: Authentication services
Input
Method URI Description
POST /api/bss/service/authentication/resetPassword Reset the password for a subscriber when the current password is not available. Subscribers are forced to change their reset passwords the next time they log in.
Name Type Optional Description
loginName
string No The email address of the user, for example jdoe@companyxyz.com.
Output
Code Description
401
Unauthorized. Returned when no authenticated user or no userid, email, or key parameter are provided on the request.