Help:Password

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Your FeministWiki password is synchronized across all services of the FeministWiki, meaning you only have to remember one password to use all functions of the FeministWiki.

Help, I forgot my password!

If you forgot or lost your FeministWiki password, there are two ways to regain control of your account.

Using e-mail recovery

To use the e-mail account recovery, you must have a recovery e-mail address configured in your account settings. If you never did this, skip to the next section.

If you have a recovery e-mail address, you can reset the password of your account and have a new, randomly generated password sent to your recovery e-mail address. To do so, visit the Settings service of the FeministWiki by following the link on the left panel of the wiki or by visiting address: https://settings.feministwiki.org/

The Settings link on the left panel

In the settings menu, click on Password recovery.

Click on Password recovery

In the page that opens, enter your FeministWiki username and recovery e-mail address, then click on Send new password.

The password reset form

After you've received your new password, you can use the instructions further below on this page to change your password to one you can better remember.

Contacting the technician

If you've lost your password and you had not set up a recovery e-mail, you will have to contact the FeministWiki technician and ask for a manual password reset. Simply send an email to admin@feministwiki.org or by contacting @FeministWiki or @FeministWiki2 on Twitter.

The technician may be skeptical towards your request if it isn't obvious that you're the legitimate owner of the account whose password you're trying to have reset. In worst case, contact the member who initially added you as a member (who's hopefully a friend of yours) and tell her/him to confirm to the technician that it's really you.

Changing your password and recovery e-mail address

You can change your FeministWiki password and/or recovery e-mail address by using the Settings service, which you can reach via the link at the left panel on the wiki or by visiting this address: https://settings.feministwiki.org/

In the settings main menu, choose Account settings.

Click on Account settings

In the account settings page, enter your FeministWiki username and current password to authenticate yourself. Fill out the New password and Re-type new password fields if you want to change your password. If you want to change your Recovery e-mail, fill out that field.

Make sure not to use your FeministWiki e-mail address (like janedoe@feministwiki.org) as your recovery e-mail, because you need your FeministWiki password to access that one in the first place. Use a different e-mail address, which you can access even if you forgot your FeministWiki password.

The account settings form. Enter your username and password to authenticate yourself, then fill out the fields for the settings you want to change.

Click on the Save settings button after filling out the settings you want to change, and the page should tell you that your settings were successfully saved.