4.5.0 (Unreleased)


Generic login form styling

Login forms in SilverStripe are traditionally embedded in your page template. This often requires style adjustments in your website, for example to cover variations such as error messages and validation feedback. It also complicates more advanced login flows such as multi-factor authentication.

Starting with this release, new installations include the silverstripe/login-forms module. It provides generic styles which look great without any adjustments. You can choose to add your own logo, or customise the templates. The URLs to login functionality have not changed (e.g. Security/login).

Existing SilverStripe websites upgrading to this release can opt in to using login forms via composer:

composer require silverstripe/login-forms

Note that any customisations you might have in or Layout/ no longer apply when this module is installed. If you have customised the login process by adding form fields, or through custom handlers such as SAML or LDAP, you'll need to review those before starting to use the module.


  • PasswordValidator methods minLength, characterStrength, and checkHistoricalPasswords are now deprecated from 4.5.0 onwards (previously 5.0).

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