Specops Software Blog

Healthcare encryption standards

Protecting personal health data from unauthorized access is an essential part of HIPAA. Yet, even with stolen devices causing 45% of healthcare data breaches, many health organizations still don’t have encryption measures in place. Read More

How to enforce password history in Active Directory

The “Enforce password history” setting in Active Directory is used to determine the number of unique passwords a user must use before they can use an old password again. This is an important setting because password reuse is a... Read More

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