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Umbraco 7.2.8 Hosting UK - HostForLIFE.eu :: How to Reset Umbraco Password?

clock March 30, 2016 23:11 by author Anthony

Every computer user both desktop and computer connected to the network would have to know the username and password. Username is your identity to enter into a network, including ATM networks. While the password is the key to your username can be identified and can enter the network.

Username and password are very useful and should not be underestimated, because if your username and password known to other people, then all the data and systems that you have can be problematic. Therefore username and password is one of the important facilities in the computerized system. Besides passwords should be updated or updated at any time. For the system to which you have remained safe and comfortable.

The requirement to use a password:

  • Use a password that's at least 8 characters mixed with numbers and uppercase and lowercase letters.
  • Do not show while typing passwords on those around you.
  • Always remember your password.

Passwords are the key words that you have to remember, but there are times when you forgot your password. In this article, I will discuss how to reset the password on Umbraco 7 manually via database.You try to log into Umbraco but it turns out your password is incorrect. Not a problem as long as you have access to the database and filesystem. 

The first thing you should do is open SQL Manager later locate the folder umbracoUser. Umbraco user passwords stored in your database Umbraco in the umbracoUser table, in userPassword column.

In the table, look for your account to be reset, and make a note to Id you want to update. The password will be encrypted for security reasons, and the password will be stored as a hash for security. So we can not just simply typing long passwords in plain text and expect to get the results directly. We need to know the hash code for several common passwords.

1
2
userPassword Value :   /7IIcyNxAts3fvQYe2PI3d19cDU=
Password :             password
1
2
userPassword Value :   d9xnUXsUah9gycu7D0TpRYcx19c=
Password :             admin
1
2
userPassword Value :   bnWxWyFdCueCcKrqniYK9iAS+7E=
Password :             default

But Umbraco using hashing simple with just a few lines of code. You can generate your hashed password and put it in the user table Password column in umbracoUser table for your user account.

  1. string password = "mypassword";  
  2. HMACSHA1 hash = new HMACSHA1();  
  3. hash.Key = Encoding.Unicode.GetBytes(password);  
  4. string encodedPassword = Convert.ToBase64String(hash.ComputeHash(Encoding.Unicode.GetBytes(password))); 

You just use the generated hash the password and then update records in the table. After that you can log back into Umbraco with your new password.


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Umbraco 7.2.8 Hosting UK - HostForLIFE.eu :: How to Create a Comment Form using MVC in Umbraco

clock October 7, 2015 13:04 by author Rebecca

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a comment form using MVC in Umbraco. Many people had a lot of trouble working out how to create forms in Umbraco because a lot of the documentation around is either for an old version of Umbraco, using a third party library or just not very helpful!

So, we're going to start off with creating a partial view in the 'Partials' folder within the 'Views' folder, we'll then add the basic code needed to render the form and link it to a custom surface controller that we'll create in the 'App_Code' folder.

Step 1: Create the partial

Create a partial view in the 'Partials' folder located under the 'Views' folder and name it 'ContactForm' this will be where the GUI part of the form is located, it'll also be what's called from our view page to render the form.

Step 2: Adding the form

To create forms in MVC you can use a neat way of adding elements instead of writing the HTML, for example we can use 'LabelFor', 'EditorFor' and 'ValidationMessageFor' pretty neat right? All of these are preceded by '@Html.' because they're located under the 'Html' class.

See my example below and paste it into a partial view called 'CommentForm' to get started.

    @inherits Umbraco.Web.Mvc.UmbracoViewPage
    @{
        Layout = null;
    }
    
    @using (Html.BeginUmbracoForm("SubmitComment", "CommentFormSurface"))
    {
      @Html.LabelFor(x => Model.Name)
      @Html.EditorFor(x => Model.Name)
      @Html.ValidationMessageFor(x => Model.Name)
    
      @Html.LabelFor(x => Model.Email)
      @Html.EditorFor(x => Model.Email)
      @Html.ValidationMessageFor(x => Model.Email)
    
      @Html.LabelFor(x => Model.Comment)
      @Html.EditorFor(x => Model.Comment)
      @Html.ValidationMessageFor(x => Model.Comment)

This is esseintially the form that people will see and use on our website, it is linked to a model and controller which we will create in step three by means of an inherits statement in the first line which calls the 'CommentFormModel'.

Step 3: Setting up the model and controller

To create the model and controller, you need to create a new class file in the 'App_Code' folder and call it 'CommentController', within this file, you'll add the model and surface controller for your form, copy and paste the below code into the class file to get started.

    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Net.Mail;
    using System.Text;
    using System.Web;
    using System.Web.Mvc;
    using Umbraco.Web.Mvc;
    using umbraco.BusinessLogic;
    using umbraco.cms.businesslogic.web;
    
    namespace LukeAlderton
    {
        ///
        /// Comment form controller deals with all comment systems
        ///
        public class CommentFormSurfaceController : SurfaceController
        {
            [HttpPost]
            public ActionResult SubmitComment(CommentFormModel model)
            {
                //model not valid, do not save, but return current umbraco page
                if (!ModelState.IsValid)
                {       
                    return CurrentUmbracoPage();
                }
    
                // Create the comment and add then data then publish it
                User author = new User(0);
                Document comment = Document.MakeNew(model.Name, DocumentType.GetByAlias("uBlogsyComment"), author, CurrentPage.Children.First().Id);
                comment.getProperty("uBlogsyCommentName").Value = model.Name;
                comment.getProperty("uBlogsyCommentEmail").Value = model.Email;
                comment.getProperty("uBlogsyCommentWebsite").Value = model.Website;
                comment.getProperty("uBlogsyCommentMessage").Value = model.Comment;
                comment.Publish(author);
                umbraco.library.UpdateDocumentCache(comment.Id);
    
                // Add date to the page
                //TempData.Add("SubmissionMessage", "Your comment was successfully submitted");
    
                // Redirect to current page to clear the form
                return RedirectToCurrentUmbracoPage();
    
                // Redirect to specific page
                //return RedirectToUmbracoPage(2525);
            }
        }
    
        public class CommentFormModel
        {
            [Required]
            [Display(Name = "Name")]
            public string Name { get; set; }
    
            [Required]
            [RegularExpression(@"^(([A-Za-z0-9]+_+)|([A-Za-z0-9]+\-+)|([A-Za-z0-9]+\.+)|([A-Za-z0-9]+\++))*[A-Za-z0-9][email protected]((\w+\-+)|(\w+\.))*\w{1,63}\.[a-zA-Z]{2,6}$", ErrorMessage = "Invalid Email Address")]
            public string Email { get; set; }
    
            [DataType(DataType.Url)]
            public string Website { get; set; }
    
            [Required]
            [DataType(DataType.MultilineText)]
            public string Comment { get; set; }
        }
    }


This controller is designed to replace the comment function of the uBlogsy comment system which adds a node under the post, within the comments node.

The top class called 'CommentFormSurfaceController' is the surface controller and it handles everything that happens after the form has been submitted, in our case we call the method 'SubmitComment' to add a comment to the post via it.

The lower class called 'CommentFormModel' is our view model and it handles the variables available to us and what they should be displayed as, this model has four variables which can all be accessed via 'model.variablename'.
Step Four: Using the form

To Use the form you simply add the following line into any view in your website:

    @Html.Partial("CommentForm",new LukeAlderton.CommentFormModel())

It's as simple as that!

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Umbraco 7.2.8 Hosting France - HostForLIFE.eu :: How to Use Standard Conventions to Create Simple Costum Tree

clock August 21, 2015 07:22 by author Rebecca

This article will explain how to create a simple custom tree an angular editor & dialog using standard conventions. This article doesn't go into detail about how to persist data in your editors, it is a simple tutorial defining how routing interacts with your views and where your views need to be stored.

So all the steps we will go through:

  •     Creating a tree with a menu item
  •     Create an editor
  •     Create a dialog for the menu item

Create a Tree

Step 1

First you need to define a tree class that inherits from Umbraco.Web.Trees.TreeController:

public class MyCustomTreeController : TreeController
{
}

The name of your tree must be suffixed with the term 'Controller'.

Step 2

Next we need to add some attributes to the tree. The first one defines the section it belongs to, the tree alias and it's name. Ensure your tree alias is unique, tree aliases cannot overlap.

[Tree("settings", "myTree", "My Tree")]

The 2nd attribute does 2 things - Tells Umbraco how to route the tree and tells Umbraco where to find the view files. This attribute is not required but if you do not specify it then the view location conventions will not work.

[PluginController("MyPackage")]

There are 2 methods that need to be overriden from the TreeController class: GetTreeNodes & GetMenuForNode. This example will create 3 nodes underneath the root node:

protected override TreeNodeCollection GetTreeNodes(string id, FormDataCollection queryStrings)
{
    //check if we're rendering the root node's children
    if (id == Constants.System.Root.ToInvariantString())
    {
        var tree = new TreeNodeCollection
            {
                CreateTreeNode("1", queryStrings, "My Node 1"),
                CreateTreeNode("2", queryStrings, "My Node 2"),
                CreateTreeNode("3", queryStrings, "My Node 3")
            };               
        return tree;
    }
    //this tree doesn't suport rendering more than 1 level
    throw new NotSupportedException();
}

Step 3

Next we'll create a menu item for each node, in this case its a 'Create' menu item

protected override MenuItemCollection GetMenuForNode(string id, FormDataCollection queryStrings)
{
    var menu = new MenuItemCollection();
    menu.AddMenuItem(new MenuItem("create", "Create"));
    return menu;
}


That's it, the whole tree looks like this:

[Tree("settings", "myTree", "My Tree")]
[PluginController("MyPackage")]
public class MyCustomTreeController : TreeController
{
    protected override TreeNodeCollection GetTreeNodes(string id, FormDataCollection queryStrings)
    {
        //check if we're rendering the root node's children
        if (id == Constants.System.Root.ToInvariantString())
        {
            var tree = new TreeNodeCollection
            {
                CreateTreeNode("1", queryStrings, "My Node 1"),
                CreateTreeNode("2", queryStrings, "My Node 2"),
                CreateTreeNode("3", queryStrings, "My Node 3")
            };
            return tree;
        }
        //this tree doesn't suport rendering more than 1 level
        throw new NotSupportedException();
    }
    protected override MenuItemCollection GetMenuForNode(string id, FormDataCollection queryStrings)
    {
        var menu = new MenuItemCollection();
        menu.AddMenuItem(new MenuItem("create", "Create"));
        return menu;
    }
}

Create an Editor

An editor is simply an angular view (html file) so you can really do whatever you'd like! This tutorial will simply create a hello world editor showing the id of the item being edited.

Create a controller

First thing we'll do is create an angular controller for the editor, this controller will be contained in a file found beside the view - the file naming conventions are based on the controller file naming conventions in the Umbraco core.

/App_Plugins/MyPackage/BackOffice/MyTree/mypackage.mytree.edit.controller.js

The controller is super simple, at it is going to do is assign a property to the $scope which shows the current item id being edited:

'use strict';
(function () {
    //create the controller
    function myTreeEditController($scope, $routeParams) {
        //set a property on the scope equal to the current route id
        $scope.id = $routeParams.id;
    };
    //register the controller
    angular.module("umbraco").controller('MyPackage.MyTree.EditController', myTreeEditController);
})();

Create a view

As per the conventions above our editor view will need to be located at:

/App_Plugins/MyPackage/BackOffice/MyTree/edit.html

The view is simple, it is just going to show the current id being edited

<div ng-controller="MyPackage.MyTree.EditController">
    <h1>Hello world!</h1>
    <p>
        You are current editing an item with id {{id}}
    </p>
</div>

Create a Dialog

This is the same principle as an editor, you just need to follow conventions. Based on the above conventions the 'create' dialog view will be located here:

/App_Plugins/MyPackage/BackOffice/MyTree/create.html


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HostForLIFE.eu Launches Umbraco 7.2.8 Hosting

clock August 19, 2015 06:56 by author Peter

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