Change Password vs. Reset Password-Week 42

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The differences between change password and reset password are not well known. This week's video walks through the differences and shows them in action. Tune in to find out more about password management.

It wasn’t until fairly recently that I realized that there is a difference between a change password and a reset password. One is safe, while the other not so much. I remember when Windows Server 2003 was first released and resetting a user’s password had a distinct warning about irreversible loss of information. I wondered why it wasn’t mentioned in previous operating systems, but I also wondered if it was true since I never personally noticed any impact.

It wasn’t until about a year ago when I really dug in to understand this topic better. This week’s lesson covers the differences between a change password and a reset password. In this video we also take a look at it in action so that we have a solid understanding of the topic, and briefly discuss how it works for programming APIs too.

This is now week 42 of a 52 week series for the web pro. You can view past and future weeks here:

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