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Changing a Password

Function Description

This interface is used to change the password for a user.

URI

  • URI format

    POST /v3/users/{user_id}/password

  • URI parameter description

    Parameter

    Mandatory

    Type

    Description

    user_id

    Yes

    String

    User ID.

Request

  • Request header parameter description

    Parameter

    Mandatory

    Type

    Description

    Content-Type

    Yes

    String

    Fill application/json;charset=utf8 in this field.

    X-Auth-Token

    Yes

    String

    Authenticated token.

  • Request body parameter description

    Parameter

    Mandatory

    Type

    Description

    original_password

    Yes

    String

    Original password of a user.

    password

    Yes

    String

    User password after the change. The password must meet the following requirements:
    • Can contain 6 to 32 characters. The system default minimum password length is 6 characters, and you can change the minimum password length.
    • Must contain at least two of the following character types: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, digits, and special characters.
    • Cannot be the username or the username spelled backwards.
    • Cannot contain the user's mobile phone number or email address.
    • Must comply with the password policies under Account Settings.
  • Sample request
    1. Create the temporary file ${filename}.json based on the following template. ${filename} indicates the temporary file name, which is user-defined.
    {
        "user": {
            "password": "********",
            "original_password": "********"
        }
    }
    2. Run the following command under the directory of the ${filename}.json file.
    curl -i -k -H 'Accept:application/json' -H 'Content-Type:application/json;charset=utf8' -H "X-Auth-Token:$token" -X POST -d @${filename}.json https://172.30.48.86:31943/v3/users/2c1c6c54e59141b889c99e6fada5f19f/password
    3. Run the following command under the directory of the ${filename}.json file to delete the ${filename}.json file.
    rm ${filename}.json

Response

No response body.

Status Codes

Status Code

Description

204

The password is changed successfully.

400

The server failed to process the request.

401

You must enter a username and password to access the requested page.

403

You are forbidden to access the requested page.

404

The server could not find the requested page.

405

You are not allowed to use the method specified in the request.

413

The request entity is too large.

500

Failed to complete the request because of an internal service error.

503

Failed to complete the request because the service is unavailable.