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ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus vs ASPG ReAct

What is ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus? ADSelfService Plus is an integrated password self-service, synchronization and single sign-on solution (SSO) for Active Directory (AD) and cloud applications.
What is ReAct? ReACT is a unique application designed to automate the password reset, and synchronization across the entire enterprise.
ADSelfService Plus vs. ASPG ReAct
  • Both ADSelfService Plus and ReAct can help you eliminate password-related help desk calls by empowering users with password self-service capabilities. However, there are some differences between them when we consider capabilities such as being able to set up single sign-on, and enforcing TFA for Windows logons.
  • This document will compare the two solutions in detail, highlight the differences, and help you make an informed decision about the right solution for your needs.

ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus

Features Description ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus
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Core Password Self-Service Features
Self-Service Password Reset Users can reset their forgotten passwords, themselves, without calling the help desk.  

(Supports Active Directory, OpenLDAP, AD LDS, AS400, HP UX, Oracle DB, Office 365, Salesforce, G Suite, and more.)


(Supports Active Directory, z/OS, Novell/eDirectory, UNIX/Linux, iSeries/ AS400, JD-Edwards, Oracle/SQL, LDAP, Lawson, SAP, CAMS, WFM, Gmail, PeopleSoft, AdvantX, Office 365, and more.)

Self-Service Account Unlock Users can unlock their accounts without the assistance of the help desk.    
Password Expiration Notification Notify users to change their passwords before it expires.    
Account Expiration Notification Notify users and their managers about impending account expiration.    
Real-time Password Synchronizer Synchronize Windows password changes with cloud applications, on-premises systems, database servers, other AD domains, and even other directory services.    
SSO for Enterprise Applications Allow users to log in just once using their AD username and password, and gain access to all their enterprise applications.    
TFA for Windows Logons Enables two-factor authentication for Windows logons, both local and remote.  

    The second level of authentication can be through one of the following:

  • Security Questions and Answers.
  • Email Verification.
  • SMS Verification.
  • Google Authenticator.
  • Duo Security.
  • RSA SecurID.
  • RADIUS Authentication.
  • Push Notification Authentication.
  • Fingerprint Authentication.
  • QR Code-based Authentication.
  • TOTP Authentication.
Cached Credentials Update Helps remote users reset their cached password in their machines when they are not connected to the corporate network.    
Employee Directory Self-Update Allows users to update their profile information such as contact number in Active Directory    
Self-Service Group Subscription Allows users to opt-in or opt-out of AD group memberships.    
Employee Search Allows users to search for their colleagues' information.    
Organization Chart Allows users to find their position in the organization hierarchy    
Change Password Users can change their password from anywhere, anytime.    
Automatic Password Reset/Account Unlock Automatically reset passwords when they expire and unlock accounts when they are locked-out.    
Multiple Access Points For Password Self-Service Portal
Web and Mobile-based Portal Users can access the self-service portal from a web or mobile browser    
Android and iOS Mobile Apps Reset passwords, and unlock accounts on-the-go from any Android or iOS mobile device    
Self-service option in Windows login screen Users can access the self-service password reset portal from the Windows login prompt.    
Password reset in macOS login screen Users can access the self-service password reset portal from the macOS login prompt.    
Password self-service from Linux login screen Users can access the self-service password reset portal from the Linux login prompt.    
Identity Verification And Real-time Alerts
Available authentication techniques Authentication techniques available to verify users’ identities during password reset.  
  • Security Q&A
  • Email verification codes.
  • SMS-based Verification Code
  • Google Authenticator.
  • Duo Security
  • RSA SecurID.
  • RADIUS Authenticator.
  • TOTP authenticator.
  • Fingerprint authenticator.
  • QR-code based authentication.
  • Push notification authentication.
  • SAML Authentication
  • AD Security Questions.
25 methods of secure authentication, including:
  • Challenge questions.
  • Email verification codes.
  • SMS
  • Image recognition
  • Active Directory credentials
  • Token/cert PIN
  • Biometrics
  • Duo
  • RSA and more.
Two-factor authentication for login Enable TFA for users logging into the selfservice portal.    
Password reset/ account unlock email notifications Notify users via e-mail & SMS upon successful password reset/change/ account unlock    
Enrollment Options For Password Self-Service
Forced Enrollment Users can be forced to enroll when they log into their system    
Enrollment Reminders Users can be asked to enroll by sending them enrollment reminders via email.    
Auto Enrollment Import enrollment data from a CSV file or database and enroll users without their intervention    
Advanced Password Policy Controls For Improved User Account Security
Password complexity requirements for all integrated applications. Option to force any or all the below character group requirements in a password:
  • Uppercase characters (A through Z)
  • Lowercase characters (a through z)
  • Special characters
  • Numeric characters

(Only three are enforced)

History Rule Password history enforcement for password resets to prevent users from reusing their old passwords.    
Dictionary and Pattern Rule Option to disallow the use of predictive passwords with patterns (like abc, 123, etc.) and dictionary words.    
Unicode Rule Option to force the use of Unicode characters.    
Additional Features
Export Reports Reports can be saved for later use in a target file format such as HTML, PDF, CSV, etc.    
Audit Reports Audit reports allow administrators to track the actions performed by users in a chosen time period.    
Report Scheduler Automatically generate and email reports to multiple users at the specified times.    
OU and group-based policies Provide users access to self-service features based on their OU or group membership.    
Integration with help desk tools Option to integrate with help desk tools to automatically create tickets for end users' self-service actions, and track them, if required.    
Integration with Syslog and Splunk servers. Option to forward log data to Syslog and Splunk servers for detailed analysis and auditing.    
Rebranding Customize the self-service portal with your organization's name, logo, etc.    

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.


However, with ADSelfService Plus, besides enabling self-service password reset and account unlock, you can also:
  • Secure Windows logons with two-factor authentication.
  • Improve user account security with password policy enforcer.
  • Enable self-password resets from macOS, Linux, and mobile apps.
  • Utilize SSO and offer seamless access to popular enterprise applications including G Suite, Salesforce, and Zendesk.
  • It is very clear that ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus is a much more powerful and wholesome solution than ReAct.

Note: This document is for comparative purposes only. All the information mentioned here is based on the readily available information on competitors’ website as onJune 17, 2019. The data provided might vary in the actual product.


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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