How to create reset password function for Django user model.

Create a URL for the Reset Password Page

In order to create a reset password page for the Django user model, we need to create a URL for it. This URL will be used to access the reset password page. To create the URL, open the file in the project directory and add the following code:

from django.urls import path
from .views import reset_password

urlpatterns = [
    path('reset-password/', reset_password, name='reset_password'),

This code will create a URL named reset-password/ which will be used to access the reset password page. The reset_password view will be used to handle the reset password page. To learn more about creating URLs in Django, please refer to the official Django documentation.

Create a View for the Reset Password Page

In this step, we will create a view for the reset password page. This view will be responsible for handling the reset password form submission and sending the reset password email. To create the view, open the file in your Django project and add the following code:

def reset_password(request):
    if request.method == 'POST':
        form = PasswordResetForm(request.POST)
        if form.is_valid():
            data = form.cleaned_data['email']
            associated_users = User.objects.filter(email=data)
            if associated_users.exists():
                for user in associated_users:
                    subject = 'Password Reset Requested'
                    email_template_name = 'registration/password_reset_email.html'
                    c = {
                        'domain': '',
                        'site_name': 'example',
                        'uid': urlsafe_base64_encode(force_bytes(,
                        'user': user,
                        'token': default_token_generator.make_token(user),
                        'protocol': 'https',
                    email = loader.render_to_string(email_template_name, c)
                    send_mail(subject, email, DEFAULT_FROM_EMAIL, [], fail_silently=False)
            result = self.form_valid(form)
            messages.success(request, 'An email has been sent to ' + data +". Please check its inbox to continue reseting password.")
            return result
            messages.error(request, 'Invalid Input')
            return self.form_invalid(form)
        form = PasswordResetForm()
    return render(request, 'registration/password_reset_form.html', {'form': form})

This view will handle the form submission and send the reset password email to the user. It will also render the reset password form template. To learn more about Django views, please visit the official Django documentation.

Create a Form for the Reset Password Page

In this step, we will create a form for the reset password page in Django. This form will allow users to enter their email address and submit the form to reset their password. We will use the Django Form class to create the form. We will also use the Django ModelForm class to create the form from the Django User model. This will allow us to easily access the user's email address from the form.

First, we will create a new file called in our project directory. This file will contain the code for our form. We will start by importing the necessary modules from Django:

from django import forms
from django.contrib.auth.models import User

Next, we will create a class called PasswordResetForm which will extend the ModelForm class. This class will contain the fields for our form. We will add a field for the user's email address and a field for the user's password. We will also add a Meta class which will specify the model that the form is based on:

class PasswordResetForm(forms.ModelForm):
    email = forms.EmailField(label='Email')
    password = forms.CharField(widget=forms.PasswordInput)

    class Meta:
        model = User
        fields = ['email', 'password']

Finally, we will add a save method to the form which will save the user's new password. This method will take the user's email address and the new password as parameters and will update the user's password in the database:

def save(self, email, password):
    user = User.objects.get(email=email)

Now that we have created our form, we can use it in our view to allow users to reset their passwords. For more information on how to use forms in Django, please refer to the Django documentation.

Create a Template for the Reset Password Page

Creating a template for the reset password page is an important step in the process of creating a reset password function for the Django user model. This template will be used to display the form for the user to enter their new password. To create the template, you will need to use HTML5 and write an SEO friendly paragraph. Additionally, you should format the code in the HTML, always add <br> before and after <pre> and <code> tags, and format the code inside <pre> tag lines appropriately, like in an IDE according to the programming language. You should also use <a> tags to link to external websites in the context of the step, making sure the href (url) is accessible and striped. Furthermore, you should output only the HTML, use the <pre> tag whenever you can, write in UTF-8 all the time, write code examples inside <pre> tag, do not style the HTML inline, do not repeat sentences from the previous step, and do not write code if the topic is not related to software.

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