I am currently building an intranet. I have created a password reset and a set password form that is used on the front-end. However, admin users get redirected to the 'Craft' set password form. is there anyway possible to make all users use the front-end set password form for consistency?


  • Is it just admins or anyone with "access to the Control Panel" permissions? – Brad Bell Jun 14 '18 at 23:33
  • Yes for anyone with "access to the Control Panel" permissions and above. – Terry Upton Jun 15 '18 at 9:38
  • Any ideas @bradbell? – Terry Upton Jun 17 '18 at 18:48
  • Is this for Craft 2 or 3? – Brad Bell Jun 19 '18 at 0:02
  • Craft 2 @BradBell – Terry Upton Jun 19 '18 at 8:01

Not without hacking up some core files, unfortunately.

You can see the logic Craft 2 uses to determine which set password template to render for a given request here: https://github.com/craftcms/cms/blob/develop-v2/src/controllers/UsersController.php#L1702-L1720

Basically, if a user has "accessCp" permissions (which admins certainly do), then they're going to get the Control Panel set password template.

  • Thanks for this @BradBell. I wouldn't want to hack the core scripts so will leave it be and put up with it this way. Incidentally you asked it if was Craft 2 vs 3. Is this possible in Craft 3? If so it might be worth adding this to the answer so it is useful if I upgrade to anyone else coming to this thread... Thanks. – Terry Upton Jun 22 '18 at 8:03
  • Some of the user workflow logic has changed for Craft 3, but it looks like that bit is the same across both. – Brad Bell Jun 22 '18 at 21:05

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.