Recently there’s been a Deprecation of Sending Password Reset Emails email sent from Particle.
I am wondering if this method here:
has any potential use in real life, considering that once a customer is created there is no way to reset their password. Granted, one can set their password, but for that one would need the auth key of the customer that may not be available anymore (if the customer reinstalled my product’s app, for instance).
Consider that one of the advantages of simple auth was to NOT have another mechanism or cloud to manage customer accounts, from here:
Simple auth is ideal for getting a Particle product up-and-running quickly. Without needing to build your own back-end, development time to creating an app to work with a Particle device is greatly reduced
Now the recommendation from Particle is to switch to two-legged auth, which requires you to have and manage your own backend.
Am I wrong to think that there is no use anymore for the simple auth flow?
Am I wrong to think that the documentation should warn all future Particle product creators that simple auth has this major limitation of one not being able to reset the product customers’ passwords?
Please help me understand a bit more all this.
One related thread is here.