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Reset password and configure the settings that the user must change password at next logon

Scenario : Consider there has been a breach of the repository containing the user credentials. This calls for immediate damage control and the admin decides to reset the password for all the users. The following steps will explain how this can be done using ADManager Plus

Objective : To reset password and configure the settings that the user must change password at the next logon

Solution : ADManager Plus allows you to reset the password of all the users using User Management functionality.

  1. Click AD Mgmt. Tab.
  2. Select User Management, under Bulk User Modification, select Reset Password.
  3. Select the check box against 'Reset Password'. Select the radio button near 'Generate Password', which will follow the custom format configured in the Password policy explained above. 
  4. In Password options, select the drop down next to 'User must change password at the next logon' and select 'Yes'. This will allow the users to set password of their convenience.
  5. To show the users list,select the domain from the drop down list, select the OU if necessary.
  6. Select the option of 'CSV Import' to import a file containing the users. To manually search for the users, enter the name in the field and click 'Search' or simply click 'Search' after choosing the domain.
  7. Once the users list is displayed, select the users by selecting the check box and click 'Apply'. Thus the selected users will have their password reset and they will be requested to change their password at the next logon.

ADManager Plus provides ease of management for the admin by automating the reset password for the desired users.

  1. Click Automation tab.
  2. Select Automation from the left navigation pane and select Create New Automation.
  3. Enter a suitable 'Automation Name' and 'Description' in the text boxes provided.
  4. In the Automation Category, select User Automation. Select the preferred domain and if necessary, select the OU from 'Add OUs' field.
  5. In the Automation Task/Policy, select 'Reset Password'. Enter the password of your choice in the text box and select the check box against the 'User must change password at the next logon'.
  6. In the 'Select objects', select the user report of your choice or the location of the csv file containing the users.
  7. Specify the time/interval at which the task should be run in the 'Execution Time' section. Click 'Save'.

Note : The Password complexity requirements configured in the Admin settings will apply to all places where the Generate password / Random password option is used in ADManager Plus.

 

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