Changing passwords periodically is a healthy habit since it helps thwart cyberattacks that use stolen credentials. Security experts suggest that admins should ensure users change their passwords with effective password expiration policies.
Users can be notified by the administrator via email to change their passwords when they are about to expire. But in many organizations, users can only change their domain password when they are connected to the company network. So what happens if VPN and OWA users are not connected to the LAN when their passwords are about to expire?
ADSelfService Plus is a web based, self-service password change solution that provides a secure portal to allow domain users to change their own passwords. Users can click on the Change Password tab on the web portal and change their Windows AD login passwords. Users change their passwords according to the password policy decided by the administrator, which will be displayed while setting the password.
With ADSelfService Plus, users can change their domain passwords remotely. Usually, when a user's domain password is changed, the change is reflected in AD but not on the user's local machine. That means that the cached credentials on the user's machine need to be updated for the change to take effect, otherwise they won't be able to log in to the system.
To avoid this, ADSelfService Plus gives you a login agent, which places a Reset Password/Account Unlock button right on the login screen. Users can click this button to reset their forgotten passwords right from their login screen. After a successful password reset, the cached password is updated on the users' machines.
How to change your AD domain password using ADSelfService Plus:
Using the Password Policy Enforcer, users will only be able to create strong passwords that are immune to cyberattacks including brute-force attacks and dictionary attacks.
Users can change their passwords from their browser or their mobile phone, anywhere at anytime.
The password change process is contained within a portal that is secured with advanced authenticators such as YubiKey and biometrics.
A domain user may need a password change when:
Resetting a password is the process of updating a password when the current password is forgotten. While Microsoft offers multiple ways for admins to go about this, ADSelfService Plus allows domain users to perform self-service password resets from its self-service portal by verifying users' identities with multiple authentication techniques configured during enrollment.
A password change does not require a validation process. It only requires the user to log in to the ADSelfService Plus end-user portal. When a user changes their password, they supply the old password along with the new password. If the old password is correct and the new password follows the password policy, the password will be successfully changed.
To protect organizational data, ensuring password security is vital. ADSelfService Plus helps you comply with the password and authentication requirements of IT regulations like HIPAA, the GDPR, NIST, the CJIS, and the PCI DSS through its features:
A self-service Active Directory password change is the process that enables users to securely change their own Active Directory passwords, remotely through a web-based portal or a mobile app, without help desk assistance.
PowerShell can only be used to reset user passwords and not change them. You can reset Active Directory password for either a single user or a group of users, but you cannot change Active Directory passwords using PowerShell. The difference between a password reset and change is that while resetting an Active Directory password, you don't have to enter your old password in the process. But, during a password change, you need to supply your old password.
You can employ ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus' self-service Active Directory password change capability in your organization which secures self-service with adaptive MFA having strong authenticators, like biometrics, YubiKey, smart card, and time-based one-time password. Using ADSelfService Plus' simple and user-friendly console, end users can easily change their Active Directory passwords without help desk assistance.
To gain a better understanding of ADSelfService Plus' self-service password change capability, please schedule a personalized web demo with our solution experts or download a free, 30-day trial to try it out yourself.
To change your own Active Directory password using ADSelfService Plus, you need to log in to the ADSelfService Plus user portal, go to the Change Password tab, provide your existing Active Directory password, supply a new password, and save it. For detailed steps, click here.
Free Active Directory users from attending lengthy help desk calls by allowing them to self-service their password resets/ account unlock tasks. Hassle-free password change for Active Directory users with ADSelfService Plus ‘Change Password’ console.
Get seamless one-click access to 100+ cloud applications. With enterprise single sign-on, users can access all their cloud applications with their Active Directory credentials. Thanks to ADSelfService Plus!
Intimate Active Directory users of their impending password/account expiry by mailing them these password/account expiry notifications.
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