Password Policies

Enforce Stronger Password Policies with ADSelfService Plus

Organizations today, are to comply with some really strict Password and Account Lockout policies. The level of strictness depends on the convenience each organization can supplement to operationalize such complex policy requirements in their environment.

Administrators must ensure that the password policy in use is easy for the users to adopt. Despite being stringent, the policy should satisfy compliance requirements and also free users from the strong password dilemma. ADSelfService Plus provides an administrator the flexibility to deploy complexity-reduced-yet-hack-proof user password policies thus reducing the weak password issue by:

  • Self service password reset solution for domain users and
  • Exhibiting exact password policy requirements on its reset password console.

Password Policy Complexity Requirements:

Any Password policy, will have one or more of the listed complexities to ensure a secure login for domain users. The password policy restricts choices and forces users to opt for passwords based on compliance requirements.

  • Provision for a password which has to be x characters in length.(max & min limit for passwords)
  • Use a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters
  • The password to include both Upper case and Lower case charaters.
  • A password once used must have its recurrence only after 3 or 5 instances of different passwords.
  • Set up a time limit for a password to be reset or changed to a new password( ex: set passwords to expire every 30 days), and more.,

Strong Password Challenge

With every increase in the complexity requirement, users find it further difficult to remember which passwords they had last set for logging in. Inorder to manage their often changing passwords, employees traditionally write down their passwords under their keyboards or mouse pads as and when a new password is changed. This is not a good practice because there is a possibility of their passwords being accessed, by other employees within the organization. Therefore Several organizations today advise employees against such practices to prevent unauthorized access to user passwords.

The restrictions posed within organizations and the enforcement of stronger password policies to enhance security forces employees to forget passwords more often. Users who forget their passwords critically need help to reset their passwords immediately. They can call the Help Desks to reset their passwords. But calling a helpdesk is not economically and practically effective, considering the cost and monotonous work, helpdesk personnel need to perform. Also each password reset ticket can extend to 15 minutes of wasted / unproductive time on an average to both the helpdesks and domain users. This is a challenge which administrators face today and a need for them to explore self service solutions.

Password Complexity Challenges Managed with Ease

ADSelfService Plus with its web based password reset solution allows end users to view the password reset console and understand the password policy they need to comply with. All users in the active directory domain have access to view this password policy, and can change / reset their own passwords meeting complexity requirements using the forgot password / change password link in ADSelfService Plus web console. Creating an awareness on exact password policy through a display will ensure that policy requirements are met each time a password is reset or changed. Passwords which do not meet policy requirements are therefore rejected.

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Some other benefits of ADSelfService Plus - Self Service Reset Password Management

Other features

Self Reset Password

Free Active Directory users from attending lengthy help desk calls by letting them self-service the password reset task. Password reset just a click away with ADSelfService Plus!

Self Unlock Account

Free Active Directory users from lengthy help desk calls with ADSelfService Plus's self-account unlock option. Unlocking an account with ADSelfService Plus is child's play!

Corporate Directory Search

A quick search facility that enables Active Directory users to scout for information about peers by using search keys like phone no., e-mail id, first/ last name of the personality being searched.

Automatic Password Reset/ Account Unlock

Free Active Directory users of 'remembering account/password expiry' issue with 'automatic password reset/account unlock' feature that automates password reset/account unlock task for users.