Set-​Msol​User​Password

Resets the password for a user.

Syntax

Set-MsolUserPassword
   [-ForceChangePassword <Boolean>]
   [-NewPassword <String>]
   -ObjectId <Guid>
   [-TenantId <Guid>]
   [-ForceChangePasswordOnly <Boolean>]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Set-MsolUserPassword
   [-ForceChangePassword <Boolean>]
   [-NewPassword <String>]
   [-TenantId <Guid>]
   -UserPrincipalName <String>
   [-ForceChangePasswordOnly <Boolean>]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Set-MsolUserPassword cmdlet resets the password of a user. This cmdlet can only be used for users with standard identities.

Examples

Example 1: Reset a password with a random password

PS C:\> Set-MsolUserPassword -UserPrincipalName "davidchew@contoso.com" -ForceChangePassword

This command resets the password for davidchew@contoso.com. The cmdlet generates a random password. The user is required to reset the password on next sign in.

Example 2: Reset a password

PS C:\> Set-MsolUserPassword -UserPrincipalName "davidchew@consoso.com" -NewPassword "pa$$word"

This command resets the password for davidchew@contoso.com. The user will be required to reset the password on next sign in.

Required Parameters

-ObjectId

Specifies the unique ID of the user for which to set the password.

Type:Guid
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-UserPrincipalName

Specifies the user principal name of the user for which to set the password.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-ForceChangePassword

Indicates whether the user must change the password the next time they sign in.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ForceChangePasswordOnly
Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-NewPassword

Specifies a new password for the user. If the user is set to require a strong password, then all of the following rules must be met:* The password must contain at least one lowercase letter

  • The password must contain at least one uppercase letter
  • The password must contain at least one non-alphanumeric character
  • The password cannot contain any spaces, tabs, or line breaks
  • The length of the password must be 8-16 characters
  • The user name cannot be contained in the password

    If you do not specify a password, the cmdlet generates a random password for the user.
Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-TenantId

Specifies the unique ID of the tenant on which to perform the operation. The default value is the tenant of the current user. This parameter applies only to partner users.

Type:Guid
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False