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useForgotPassword

caution

This hook can only be used if authProvider is provided.

useForgotPassword calls the forgotPassword method from authProvider under the hood.

It returns the result of react-query's useMutation which includes many properties, some of which being isSuccess and isError.

Data that is resolved from forgotPassword will be returned as the data in the query result with the following type:

type AuthActionResponse = {
success: boolean;
redirectTo?: string;
error?: Error;
[key: string]: unknown;
};
  • success: A boolean indicating whether the operation was successful. If success is false, a notification will be shown.
    • If error is provided, the notification will contain the error message and name. Otherwise, a generic error message will be shown with the following values: { name: "Forgot Password Error", message: "Invalid credentials" }.
  • redirectTo: If it has a value, the app will be redirected to the given URL.
  • error: If it has a value, a notification will be shown with the error message and name.
  • [key: string]: Any additional data you wish to include in the response, keyed by a string identifier.

Usage​

refine provides a default 'forgot password' page which handles the forgot password flow manually.

If you want to use a custom 'forgot password' page however, you can use the useForgotPassword hook like this:

pages/customForgotPasswordPage
import { useForgotPassword } from "@refinedev/core";

type forgotPasswordVariables = {
email: string;
};

export const ForgotPasswordPage = () => {
const { mutate: forgotPassword } =
useForgotPassword<forgotPasswordVariables>();

const onSubmit = (e: React.FormEvent<HTMLFormElement>) => {
e.preventDefault();

const values = {
email: e.currentTarget.email.value,
};

forgotPassword(values);
};

return (
<form onSubmit={onSubmit}>
<label>Email</label>
<input name="email" value="test@refine.com" />
<button type="submit">Submit</button>
</form>
);
};
tip

mutate acquired from the useForgotPassword hook can accept any kind of object for values because the forgotPassword method from authProvider doesn't have a restriction on its parameters. A type parameter for the values can be provided to useForgotPassword:

import { useForgotPassword } from "@refinedev/core";

const { mutate: forgotPassword } = useForgotPassword<{ email: string }>();

Redirection after forgotPassword​

A custom URL can be given to mutate the function from the useForgotPassword hook if you want to redirect yourself to a certain URL.

import { useForgotPassword } from "@refinedev/core";

const { mutate: forgotPassword } = useForgotPassword();

forgotPassword({ redirectPath: "/custom-url" });

Then, you can handle this URL in your forgotPassword method of the authProvider.

import type { AuthBindings } from "@refinedev/core";

const authProvider: AuthBindings = {
// ---
forgotPassword: async ({ redirectPath }) => {
// ---
return {
success: true,
redirectTo: redirectPath,
};
},
};

Error handling​

Since the methods of authProvider always return a resolved promise, you can handle errors by using the success value in the response.

import { useForgotPassword } from "@refinedev/core";

const { mutate: forgotPassword } = useForgotPassword();

forgotPassword(
{
email: "refine@example.com",
},
{
onSuccess: (data) => {
if (!data.success) {
// handle error
}

// handle success
},
},
);
caution

The onError callback of the useForgotPassword hook will not be called if success is false. This is because the authProvider methods always return a resolved promise, and the callback is only triggered when the promise is rejected.