Password Sync Agent


Introduction

Password Synchronization allows end-users to use a single identity, subject to a single password policy, across various systems and applications. ADSelfService Plus has a robust password synchronization technique that now supports even the native Windows password changes using the "Password Sync Agent".

The Password Sync Agent, when installed on the domain controllers in your domain, intercepts native password changes (e.g.: password change via Ctrl+Alt+Del screen or password reset by admins in ADUC console), encrypts the new passwords, and automatically synchronizes them with multiple systems and applications.

How it works?

Password Sync Agent Architecture

Installation

Pre-requisites

Installation Steps

Note: By default, the password sync agent will be installed in the following location:
In 64-bit systems - C:\Program Files (x86)\ZOHO Corp\Password Sync Agent
In 32-bit systems - C:\Program Files\ZOHO Corp\Password Sync Agent

Making changes to the Password Sync Agent

The Password Sync Agent connects with ADSelfService Plus using the IP address and port number details provided during installation. In the event that you have given incorrect details during installation or moved ADSelfService Plus to a new server, then the changes must be reflected on the password sync agent for it to work properly. The details can be changed by following the steps given below:

Upgrading/reinstalling the password sync agent:

To upgrade the password sync agent to a newer version or to reinstall the agent on an existing machine, follow the steps listed below:

Note: Do not repair password sync agent directly from the new MSI file.

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