Forgot Password Cheat Sheet

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Contents

Introduction

This article provides a simple model to follow when implementing a "forgot password" web application feature.


Steps

1) Gather Identity Data

2) Verify Security Questions

3) Send a Token Over a Side-Channel

4) Allow user to change password

Related Articles

Fishnet Security - Secure Forgot Password

OWASP Cheat Sheets Project Homepage

Developer Cheat Sheets (Builder)

Assessment Cheat Sheets (Breaker)

Mobile Cheat Sheets

OpSec Cheat Sheets (Defender)

Draft Cheat Sheets

Authors and Primary Editors

David Furgeson - David.Ferguson[at]fishnetsecurity.com
Jim Manico - jim[at]owasp.org