Custom rake task to force password reset on Faspex

Rake tasks are scripts that allow you to retrieve, delete or update information on your Faspex server using the command line. This article describes a custom rake task available to force a password reset on user accounts.

Please note that you must install this rake task as it is not yet included by default on Faspex. For more information on custom rake tasks and how to install them, see this article (Custom rake tasks on Faspex).


You can reset a user account’s password which would force the user to change the password in order to access the account. With a rake task you can do this for an individual user or for all Faspex users.

The syntax is as following:

asctl faspex:rake custom:force_password_reset -- [options]
short form long form description                                                                                      
-uusername --user_name=username account to reset password on
-a --all force password reset on all Faspex users
-h --help print out help information for this rake task

The -a option forces a password reset for all Faspex users (not SAML and directory users or Faspex Administrators).


To reset the password for user janedoe you would use the following:

asctl faspex:rake custom:force_password_reset -- --user_name=janedoe

Example output may look like the following:

Forcing password reset for janedoe -



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