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Password Control 0.1.4 released

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Password Control system plugin release 0.1.4 for Joomla 2.5 and 3.4.

This minor update implements extends the options for the forcing of the users email address on their initial login by adding exemption groups and exempted users to the option for forcing users to change their email address upon initial login.

This feature first introduced in release 0.1.3. to meet a specific need. Some sites using components such as eshop virtuemart, have a situation where they provide their customers free logins. They create a number of logins with usernames such as the name of the shop + a client number, a password of 12345 and with a created email address similar to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

When the user logs in there is a need to force the customer to change their password, and thus we have provided an option that will force the mandatory email change on first login. We need to force the email change otherwise it is suspected that it will be overlooked.

The change is only required for the initial login and a check for the the previous email is not necessary. Email validation is performed by Joomla.

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