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Change Password

Active Directory Change Password Tool

A secure active directory password policy demands users to change their passwords on a periodic basis. This is with a motive to ensure security of user logins and prevent attacks by any intruder. Users are notified on a periodic basis by email to change their own passwords by the administrator. Domain users can change their own password - without helpdesk's assistance - using ADSelfService Plus change password tool, which prevents an account lockout and therefore the need for an account unlock.

Self Service Change Password

ADSelfService Plus web based, self service change password solution provides an easy to use web interface to allow domain users to change their own passwords by login into the self service portal. Any user can click on the change password link on the web portal and change his windows login password. The type of password a user can change and the password policy can be viewed on the display of the ADSelfService Plus change password screen. Users can change their passwords according to policy set by the administrator and further be aware of other policy requirements and complexities.

The need for a change password can occur as a result of one or more of the following instances

  • If a domain user prefers to change his existing password any time before password expiry.
  • If an administrator notifies domain user to change his password to a new one.
  • When an administrator resets a domain user's password to a default value.
ADSelfService Plus Change Password Screen
ADSelfService Plus Change Password Screen

Allow users to change their account password from anywhere

Changing passwords periodically is a healthy habit, since it helps thwart the password-related issues mentioned earlier. Security experts suggest admins force users to change their passwords by setting expiration dates for them. But users can only change their domain password when they're connected to the company network. So what happens if users aren't connected to the LAN when their passwords are about to expire? 

Not to worry. With ADSelfService Plus, users can change their domain passwords remotely. Usually when a user's domain password is changed, the change is reflected in Active Directory but not on the user's local machine. That means that the cached credentials on the user's machine must be updated for the change to take effect. Otherwise, their cached credentials won't be accurate and they won't be able to log in to the system.

To simplify this, ADSelfService Plus gives you a GINA/CP client, which places a Reset Password/Account Unlock button right on the Windows login screen. Users can click this button to reset their forgotten passwords. After a successful password reset, the cached password is updated on the users' machines.

Change Password versus Reset Password

Reset password is where an old password which is forgotten by a domain user is forced to be reset to a new one even with no knowledge of what the old password was. ADSelfService Plus allows domain users to perform self password reset from its web portal by satisfying validation and identity verification questionnaire answered during enrollment.

Change password does not require a validation process. It only requires a user login into the ADSelfService Plus Domain User login portal. When a user changes his password, he supplies the old password along with the new password, if the old password is correct and the new password follows the password policy then the password will be changed. This is the normal change password process that users go through, when they change their passwords based on password policy

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

Highlights

Password self-service

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. 

One identity with Single sign-on

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! 

Password/Account Expiry Notification

Intimate Active Directory users of their impending password/account expiry by mailing them these password/account expiry notifications.

Password Synchronizer

Synchronize Windows Active Directory user password/account changes across multiple systems, automatically, including Office 365, G Suite, IBM iSeries and more. 

Password Policy Enforcer

Ensure strong user passwords that resist various hacking threats with ADSelfService Plus by enforcing Active Directory users to adhere to compliant passwords via displaying password complexity requirements.

Directory Self-UpdateCorporate Search

Portal that lets Active Directory users update their latest information and a quick search facility to scout for information about peers by using search keys, like contact number, of the personality being searched.

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