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Password expiration notifier tool for Active Directory users

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An important aspect of ADSelfService Plus (password self-service software), Password Expiry Reminder looks up the Active Directory for user accounts whose passwords are about to expire and emails the account owners a notification recommending Active Directory password change. Not just password expiration date, the end-users can also be notified of their account status. This tool is now 100% FREE allowing you to notify unlimited users in your organization about their password expiry.


  • Password expiration notification via email and SMS
  • Notify users based on OUs and groups
  • Customizable email templates with HTML editing and attachment options

Administrators may very well choose when and how many times to remind the domain users about their expiring passwords, ensuring neither their poor memory nor the habit of postponing things to the last moment comes in the way of restoring the passwords!

More popularly known as "Soon-To-Expire Password/Account Notification", this feature holds a greater significance, especially, for out-of-premises users such as VPN and Outlook Web Access (OWA) users. Since Windows (Active Directory) has no special arrangement to apprise them of their password or account status, they are stranded whenever their passwords or accounts expire and forced to call the helpdesk.

Features of Password Expiration Notifier

  • Notify unlimited users in your organization about their password expiry with this 100% Free tool
  • Automatically notify Active Directory users via SMS or Email about their impending password expiry
  • Password Expiry Notifier can also notify users about Active Directory account expiry
  • Set up separate password expiration reminder policies for Managers or other officials of higher ranks.
  • Set up Group-based and OU-based policies to maintain complete control over to whom and when the expiration notifications are sent
  • Not just end-users, but you can also notify managers about the users’ account expiry
  • Supports "phased password expiration notification". This is quite an effective method of provoking users to change passwords before it's too late
  • Customize the password change reminder mails as you desire in the available templates, such as keeping them a little more imperative when it is really close to password expiration date
  • Get prompt reports on the delivery status of password change reminders.

Password/ account expiration notifier utility is also an important instrument that helps ADSelfService Plus immensely in realizing its goal of "near zero password reset tickets in your organization". And it is also a "freedom from writing windows password expiration notification scripts".

Life without Password Expiration Notifier

Take the case of a 1000-strong organization, where 200 users — half of them holding key positions in the organization such as managers — are always on the move or work from home. Imagine this organization deploying a password self-service solution which does not offer password expiration and change reminders and is not available for service over extranet. Now, the helpdesk would be forced to be at the beck and call of these users when their passwords expire, since most of them are key players and cannot afford downtime. Moreover, the helpdesk is still taking 200 calls related to passwords despite deploying a password self-service solution!

On the other hand, a soon-to-expire password notification system would avoid any possible downtime, saving a lot of frustration. And remember, the managers of an organization are the most likeliest to live by the adage "Prevention is Better than Cure" and therefore heed the notifications.

ADSelfService Plus´ imperative and phased password expiration notification

As it is highly unlikely that a user will respond to one-time password change reminder, ADSelfService Plus Password Expiry Notifier allows you to phase reminder mails at different intervals. For instance, you can choose to email the first password expiration reminder when it is 15 days to password expiry; second, when it is 10 days to password expiry; third, when it is 7 days; fourth, 3 days; and fifth and final, when it is 1 day to password expiry. You can even make the content of the email more imperative every time! (This system of sending multiple password expiration notification email has a better success rate in getting end-users to change their passwords before it´s too late.)

Here are some snapshots of how it works:

Configuration of Password Expiry NotificationPassword expiry email notificationPassword expiry notification mobile app

Group and OU-based password expiry and password change reminders

Needs differ! For that reason our Active Directory password expiration notification system allows you to set a unique reminder policy for every Group or Organizational Unit (OU)! If you do not want to harangue the higher officials of the organization with frequent password expiry and change reminders, set a separate and less imperative password change reminder policy for them (that is, the OUs or Groups to which they belong). In fact, you can set a unique active directory password expiration reminder policy for every Group or Organizational Unit (OU), if you desired so!

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1. What are AD password expiry notifications?

Password expiry notifications are reminders sent to users as text messages, emails, or push notifications when their Active Directory password is about to expire. These reminders urge users to change the password before it expires so they don't get locked out of their Active Directory accounts.

2. How effective is a password expiry reminder notification?

Without a password expiration reminder, users will not know about their AD password's expiry date. Expired passwords lock users out of their accounts, freezing their productivity until the password is reset. Password expiry notifications alert users to change their passwords before they expire to avoid such hassles.

However, it is necessary to send multiple reminders to users about their upcoming password expiration to ensure that they do not miss changing their password.

3. How do I set up AD password expiry notifications for my organization?

You can employ ADSelfService Plus' password expiration notification capability in your organization to remind users about password expiry. ADSelfService Plus allows you to send customizable password expiry notifications via email and SMS.

Check out this detailed walkthrough on how you can set up MFA for Outlook on the web in your organization using ADSelfService Plus. You can also schedule a personalized web demo with our product experts, or get in touch with our sales team at +1.312.528.3085 or for any further assistance.

4. Can I customize the password expiry email notifications that are sent to users through ADSelfService Plus?

Yes, ADSelfService Plus allows you to customize the content of your password expiry notification emails and SMS messages as per your organization's communication style and requirements. You can scale the urgency of your password expiration messages as the expiry date draws near, with the help of the templates available in ADSelfService Plus.

ADSelfService Plus also lets you set up group-based and OU-based password expiration notification policies in your organization. With these, you can configure separate policies for employees of higher ranks, if necessary. Most importantly, ADSelfService Plus allows you to schedule and send multiple password expiry reminders to users, because it is highly unlikely that users will change their passwords immediately after a single password expiry email or SMS notification.

5. Does ADSelfService Plus provide AD account expiry notifications?

Yes, ADSelfService Plus allows you to send customized AD account expiry notifications to your users, similar to password expiry notifications. You can also choose to notify the respective managers about their employees' account expiration status, if needed.

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