Password Management

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Custom Attribute Mobile

Overview Specops Password Reset (SPR) leverages mobile devices for resetting passwords, and receiving new, possibly temporary, passwords from the Service Desk. When organizations choose to use Mobile Devices, the mobile numbers must be available to the Service Desk. SPR... Read More

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Deleting Specops Password Users

Specops Password Reset and Specops Password Policy both use leaf object in AD to store critical information. For Specops Password Reset (SPR) the enrollment data is stored as an object subordinate to the user in the directory. In Specops... Read More

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Migrating users with sub-objects can fail

Specops Password Reset (SPR) and Specops Password Policy (SPP) take full advantage of Active Directory. SPR creates a classStore Object called specops-spp-passwordreset. SPP creates a classstore Object called specops-spp-passwordhistory. Both of these objects can prevent migration tools, such as... Read More

Reset passwords with mobile app

We know what it’s like to get blasted with helpdesk calls after every holiday and vacation period. As long as people use passwords, people will forget passwords. Which is why we’ve made resetting passwords even easier with our mobile... Read More

Passphrases: Why Should I Care?

Longer passwords are stronger passwords. It really is just math. The comic below shows the value. Stronger passwords are harder to crack and easier to remember. They increase security while improving end-user productivity and satisfaction. The following image is... Read More

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Mobile Verification Configuration Options

Using the Mobile Verification capabilities of Specops Password Reset increases the security of your environment. The combination of “something only the user knows,” (questions and answers), and “something only the user has,” (mobile device), is the basis of dual... Read More

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Alternate Ways to Update Trusted Sites

Internet Explorer assigns all websites to one of four security zones:  Internet, Local Intranet, Trusted Sites or Restricted Sites. The security settings that will be used for that site are dictated by the security zone the site is in.... Read More

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Inconsistencies in Password Settings

I have had a couple of customers baffled when their default domain policy has one set of password settings but there is a different set of password settings listed for the Default Domain Policy when they look Specops Password... Read More