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User Profile4:02 with Alena Holligan
Giving the user a way they can update their password is important. In this video, we will create a User Profile page with a password reset form.
[MUSIC] 0:00 Now that we've set up the authentication portion of the website, 0:04 we know that the users are allowed to be here, but what are they allowed to do? 0:08 We want to make sure that a user can vote on a book. 0:13 They can vote only once, but they're allowed to change their vote. 0:17 They should not be able to change anyone else's vote. 0:21 We also want to allow users to add books and update their own books. 0:25 This is one area we may want to allow 0:30 certain users to have access to all the books. 0:33 These will be our administrators. 0:36 Before we start handling our books, there's another feature that should be 0:39 specific to a user, the ability to change their password. 0:43 Let's add that functionality to our site by providing a quick and easy way for 0:48 a user to change their own password, and 0:52 only their own password, once they're logged in. 0:55 Let's start by adding a link in our navigation if the user is logged in. 0:59 We'll add this with the logout, so let's copy that item. 1:07 We'll then change it to My Account and 1:13 link to account.php. 1:19 Now we're ready to create our account page. 1:22 We'll create a new file called account.php. 1:25 Let's make sure it's not in our template folder. 1:32 Great, now we're gonna copy everything from register.php. 1:37 And we're ready to make some changes. 1:49 First, let's add the requireAuth function. 1:52 This means that a user is required to be logged in. 2:00 This logged in user will be the one whose password we'll be updating. 2:04 Next, we're going to change the form action to changePassword. 2:08 Next, we'll change the heading, We want this to read My Account. 2:18 Then we're going to add a secondary header, 2:27 We'll add Change Password. 2:34 Next, we're going to change the first field, Username, to CurrentPassword. 2:38 We've got the for, the id, and the placeholder. 2:58 Our type will be password, And 3:04 our name will be current_password, 3:09 And our label will be Current Password. 3:17 Then for other password fields, 3:20 we're going to clearly state New Password. 3:24 Finally, we'll change the button text to read Change Password. 3:35 Let's take a look at this in the browser. 3:46 When the use is logged in, they see a link to my account. 3:50 And here we see a form to update the password. 3:56 Now let's get that update working. 4:00
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