Forgot Password Screenlet for iOS



  • iOS 9 and above

Xamarin Requirements

  • Visual Studio 7.2
  • Mono .NET framework


The Forgot Password Screenlet sends emails to registered users with their new passwords or password reset links, depending on the server configuration. The available authentication methods are:

  • Email address
  • Screen name
  • User id

JSON Services Used

Screenlets in Liferay Screens call JSON web services in the portal. This Screenlet calls the following services and methods.



  • Auth


  • Default (default)
  • Flat7 (flat7)

The Forgot Password Screenlet with the Default (left) and Flat7 (right) Themes.

Portal Configuration

To use the Forgot Password Screenlet, you must allow users to request new passwords in the portal. The next sections show you how to do this.

Authentication Method

Note that the authentication method configured in the portal can be different from the one used by this Screenlet. For example, it’s perfectly fine to use screenName for sign in authentication, but allow users to recover their password using the email authentication method.

Password Reset

Password recovery depends on the authentication settings in the portal:

Checkboxes for the password recovery features in Liferay Portal.

If both of these options are unchecked, password recovery is disabled. If both options are checked, an email containing a password reset link is sent when a user requests it. If only the first option is checked, an email containing a new password is sent when a user requests it.

For more details on authentication in Liferay Portal, please refer to the Configuring Portal Settings section of the User Guide.

Anonymous Request

An anonymous request can be made without the user being logged in. However, authentication is needed to call the API. To allow this operation, the portal administrator should create a specific user with minimal permissions.


This Screenlet doesn’t support offline mode. It requires network connectivity.


AttributeData typeExplanation
anonymousApiUserNamestringThe user name, email address, or userId (depending on the portal’s authentication method) to use for authenticating the request.
anonymousApiPasswordstringThe password to use to authenticate the request.
companyIdnumberWhen set, the authentication is done for a user within the specified company. If the value is 0, the company specified in LiferayServerContext is used.
basicAuthMethodstringThe authentication method that is presented to the user. This can be email, screenName, or userId.


The Forgot Password Screenlet delegates some events to an object that conforms to the ForgotPasswordScreenletDelegate protocol. This protocol lets you implement the following methods:

  • - screenlet:onForgotPasswordSent:: Called when a password reset email is successfully sent. The Boolean parameter indicates whether the email contains the new password or a password reset link.

  • - screenlet:onForgotPasswordError:: Called when an error occurs in the process. The NSError object describes the error.

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