How to change user passwords in Active Directory

We often get asked how our self-service solution changes passwords on a user account in Active Directory. It’s a more interesting question than it sounds as there are many processes at work here, and many ways to do it.... Read More

Specops Authentication enrollment data in Active Directory

The Specops Authentication cloud platform is unique in that user data is stored in the customer’s on-prem Active Directory database. Usernames, passwords, and enrollment data/proofs for the various Identity Services provided by Specops Authentication are stored in the customer’s... Read More

Specops launches self-service encryption key recovery

Stockholm – Specops Software announced today the release of Specops Key Recovery. The solution addresses the common occurrence of encryption device lockouts by enabling users to unlock computers encrypted or managed by Symantec Endpoint Encryption. Rather than calling the... Read More

What is a password dictionary attack?

A password dictionary attack is a brute-force hacking method used to break into a password-protected computer or server by systematically entering every word in a dictionary as a password. Read More

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Cyber Essentials Password Policy

Passwords play an important role in the Cyber Essentials scheme. If you are planning for Cyber Essentials accreditation, you will need to make sure your password policy is up to the challenge. Read More