claims-based identity management

Claims-Based Identity: A Better Model for Authentication

Claims-based identity is a common method used by applications to obtain identity information about a user that another application has authenticated. Claims are pieces of information about a user that have been packaged and signed into security tokens and... Read More

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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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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

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

Gpupdate Prof: Read Remote Registry

Gpupdate Professional is a remote management tool that allows a desktop administrator to manage his or her desktop environment from a single location. You essentially get a remote administration center for your client machines through a menu extension in... Read More

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Press release: Specops Deploy enables mobile workforce

Specops Deploy 5.0 supports UEFI and Windows 8.1 Mobile workforce can access PC software One deployment solution for Windows XP to Windows 8.1 Stockholm, Sweden –  February 4, 2014. Specops Software announced today the release of Specops Deploy 5.0... Read More