Update a user’s forum password


This method is deprecated! SoftLayer Community Forums no longer exist, therefore, this method will return false. In the future, this method will be completely removed.

Update a user’s password on the SoftLayer community forums. As with portal passwords, user forum passwords must match the following restrictions. Forum passwords must…

  • …be over eight characters long.
  • …be under twenty characters long.
  • …contain at least one uppercase letter
  • …contain at least one lowercase letter
  • …contain at least one number
  • …contain one of the special characters _ - | @ . , ? / ! ~ # $ % ^ & * ( ) { } \ + =
  • …not match your username
  • …not match your portal password Finally, users can only update their own password.


Name Type Description
password string Your new forum password

Required Headers

  • authenticate
  • SoftLayer_User_Customer_OpenIdConnectInitParameters

Return Values

  • void

Associated Methods

Error Handling

  • SoftLayer_Exception_Public

Throw the exception ‘Access is denied.’ if a user tries to change another user’s forum password.

  • SoftLayer_Exception_Public

Throw the exception “Your portal password must” followed by a list of violated password rules if the given password fails to match any of the above restrictions.

  • SoftLayer_Exception_Public

Throw the exception “This user does not have a corresponding forum user.” if the current user does not have a corresponding user in the SoftLayer community forums. If you recieve this error then please contact support to add your forum user.