Nextcloud Box with Raspberry Pi 2 (Q1 2015) running Nextcloud 11.0.3
Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
Installed from supplied 4Gb micro SD card.
Connected Box to internet. (Have HTTPS access using noip.com and a Letsencrypt certificate.)
I recorded a password inaccurately and could not log in but fortunately found an accurate version, so am able to log in.
What I want to raise is that:
I followed the Forgot password procedure, after several failed logins,
my Nextcloud installation has my email address for password recovery and notifications
I did not receive a password reset email.
This is not the first time I’ve tried to use this feature and not received any password reset email. Fortunately, I have, so far, always managed to dig out an accurate copy of the password I was getting wrong.
I have checked the expected password reset email has not gone into “Junk”. Obviously there can be reasons for non-receipt of emails other than that they were not sent but I wonder whether a password reset email was in fact sent. Should I be able to find this in a log somewhere?
This issue persists. Trying to get a password reset email from my own server still fails. I get told it has been sent but it doesn’t arrive.
Also tried this on the Nextcloud 11 and 12 demo servers linked to at Demo instances of 9, 10, 11 and 12 now live.
Went to personal and put in an email address of mine. Logged out. Tried to log in with the wrong password to trigger the password reset option. Triggered sending of email to my email address - which had persisted on the server across logging out and logging in again. (Since removed.) As on my own server, in theory the password reset email was sent but in practice it doesn’t reach me. Have checked Junk, where my Thunderbird email client puts items it regards as junk.
This issue is not a current problem for me but I wouldn’t want to be relying on an illusory safety net in relation to forgotten passwords.