We recently introduced a security change: When a staff user changes their email address, for enhanced security they must confirm both new email address AND old email address.
However, this creates a problem when a staff member loses access to their old email address and wants to update their email address.
In this guide we’ll change the email address of a user (not necessarily staff) via console without the need to access old email address. Let’s get started!
Connect to your Droplet via SSH, or use Putty on Windows:
192.168.1.1 with the IP address of your Droplet.
Switch to your Discourse folder:
Enter the container:
./launcher enter app # or ./launcher ssh app
Access Rails Console:
Change Email Address
Run these commands from console:
u = User.find_by_username("YOUR_USERNAME") u.email = "YOUR_NEW_EMAIL_ADDRESS" u.email_tokens.create(email: u.email) u.activate u.save!
That’s it, your email address is updated, and you should be able to login with your new email.