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ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus vs Anixis Password Management Tools

A self-service password reset tool should facilitate users to reset their password and unlock their account without administrator or help-desk assistance. Both ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus and ANIXIS Password Reset were custombuilt to satisfy these requirements.

ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus is an integrated Active Directory self-service password management and single sign-on tool. ANIXIS Password Reset allow users to reset passwords without calling the help desk and Password Policy Enforcer improves security by ensuring that users choose strong passwords.

ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus

Features Description ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus
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Core Features
Self-service password reset Users can reset their forgotten passwords without calling helpdesk      
Selfserviceaccount unlock Users can unlock their locked out accounts without calling helpdesk      
Password expiration reminder Notify users via email to change password before it expires      
Account expiration reminder Notify users and their managers about impending account expiry      
Account expiration reminder Notify users and their managers about impending account expiry      
Employee information self-update Employees can update their profile information in Active Directory      
Multi-platform password synchronizer Synchronize password and account changes across multiple platforms      
Real-time password sync agent Synchronize password changes across a range of cloud- based and onpremise applications in real-time      
Cached credentials update Update cached credentials when users reset their passwords even if they are not connected to the corporate network      
Help Desk assisted password reset and account unlock Enforce with your review and approval based help desk software      
Mail group subscription Users can opt-in or opt-out of distribution groups      
Employee search Users can search for their colleagues information      
Organization chart Users can find their position in the organization hierarchy      
Granular password policy Enforce custom password policies with varying complexities      
Change password Users can change their password from anywhere, anytime      
Single sign -on for cloud apps Single sign -on support for SaaS applications      
Web Interface Users can access the self-service portal from a web browser      
Mobile interface Users can access the self - service portal from a mobile browser      
Native Android and iPhone apps Android and iPhone apps for ‘on the go’ password reset and account unlock      
Windows logon agent (GINA/ CP agent) Users can access the self - service portal from the Windows login prompt      
Mac logon agent Users can access the self - service portal from Mac OS X login prompt      
Authentication techniques Authentication techniques available to verify users’ identities Security Q&A, SMS & email verification codes, Google Authenticator, RSA SecurID, RADIUS Authentication, Duo Security Security Q&A, SMS & email verification  
Password reset and account unlock trial Limit the number of times a user can reset password and unlock account in a specific time duration      
Account unlock, password reset & change notifications Notify users via email, SMS and push upon successful password reset/ change/ and account unlock      
Password strength assessment tool Tool to analyze the strength of the passwords in real time as the user types them      
Enforce password history during password reset Enforce Active Directory password history settings during password reset      
CAPTCHA Verification A challenge response test used to determine whether or not the user is human      
Block Users Users who repeatedly fail password selfservice will be automatically blocked for a few minutes      
Enrollment Options
Force enrollment Users can be forced to enroll when they log in to their system      
Manual user enrollment Users can manually enroll after login     ADSelfService Plus also provides the option of notifying users via email, SMS or push to enroll
Import enrollment data Import enrollment data from a CSV file and enroll users without their intervention      
Reuse data in Active Directory to automatically enroll users Reuse data of users from Active Directory to automatically enroll users      
Reuse enrollment data from your inhouse database Reuse Security Q&A data of users from your in-house database to enroll user      
Additional Features
Multiple domain support Manage multiple domains from a single window      
OU and groupbased configuration Configure features and settings based on OU and Groups      
NTLM single sign-on for logging in to the self-service portal Automatically login users with their domain credentials using NTLMv2 authentication      
Mobile push notification Notify users about their password status and selfservice actions instantly via push notifications    
Multi -language support Support for multiple languages      
Customization Rebrand the self -service portal with your own name, logo, etc      
Reporting Capabilities
Dashboard Administrator’s dashboard which details all key user related information      
User action audit reports Reports on user actions, their password status and more      
Password and account status report Complete reports on users, locked out users, soon -to -expire password users, and password expired users      
Enrollment status report Administrator can check the registered users in the following reports - Enrolled users, Non -Enrolled users, Licensed users, Security questions and answers      
Export reports Reports can be saved for later use in a target file format such as HTML, PDF, CSV, et      
Reports scheduler Scheduler to create and send selected reports via email      

Can the solution be considered value for money?

Component-based pricing model
The Standard edition starts at $ 595 for 500 users

The professional version starts at $ 1195 for 500 users.

ADSelfService Plus has a edge over Anixis, with key features like:

Automatic enrollment: Enroll users without their intervention by importing enrollment data like challenge questions and answers, mobile numbers, email ID, etc., from a CSV file or establish a connection with your in-house database which contains users’ enrollment data. You can also force users to enroll by using a logon script.
Single sign-on for cloud apps: Allow users to access all their cloud applications with just their Active Directory credentials.
Free password expiration notifier: Remind users via SMS or email to change their passwords before they expire. This feature is 100% free with no restrictions on user count.
Password synchronizer: Allow users to maintain a single password across all their on-premises and cloud applications.
Mobile apps: Users can manage passwords on the go with mobile apps for Android and iOS.
Cached credentials update: Users can self-reset their passwords securely and also automatically update the cached domain credentials, on their machines, using ADSelfService Plus.


  • While Anixis password tools solely focuses on password self-service, ADSelfService Plus also provides additional features like Single sign-on, Password synchronization, Password expiry notification and a detailed reports section.
  • Additionally, ADSelfService Plus, extends its support with a comprehensive information repository and dedicated customer support help line, ensuring elimination of password related help-desk calls.
  • Furthermore, if you are looking for a better return on investment, ADSelfService Plus with its ease of deployment and economical pricing is distinctly a wiser choice.


What customers say about us

  • CAMH will be able to save close to $26,000 a year on service desk calls related to Active Directory password resets and locked accounts, and will see a return on investment within the first six months of product implementation.

    Judy OlivierProject Manager, CAMH

About ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus

ADSelfService Plus is from the ManageEngine family where we are continuously dedicated to providing quality products and are constantly involved in adding new features and enhancements. ADSelfService Plus facilitates a switch between ManageEngine products using a Jump to option ADManager Plus and ServiceDesk Plus.

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