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SMS Code Verification type for Password Reset

SMS Code Verification type for Password Reset

Using the Simple Message Service (SMS) Code Verification type, a user can verify identity with the help of any SMS-enabled device, like a cell phone that accepts text messages. When a user requests password reset, the system sends a numerical code to the device and the user then enters the code on the Password Reset Verification page.

You can change the default behavior of an SMS code verification using either of the following methods:
  • Set parameter values, as shown in the table.
  • Update property settings for the Password Reset application.
Note: The system allows only one instance of each SMS code parameter.
Table 1. SMS Code Verification type parameters
Parameter name Description
expiry Number of minutes the verification code is valid.

Data Type: integer (any positive integer)

Default Value: 5

complexity Number of digits in the numerical verification code.

Data Type: integer (any positive integer)

Default Value: 4

pause_window Number of minutes before the user can request another SMS code for verification.

Data Type: integer (any positive integer)

Default Value: 2

max_per_day Maximum number of codes sent for verification in one day.

Data Type: integer (any positive integer)

Default Value: 10

User experience

For information on how users enroll for SMS verification, see Users: Enroll in the Password Reset program using SMS codes.