The following mobile applications can be used to authenticate your identity during a password reset.
Specops Password Reset App:
Specops uReset contains a mobile application, available in Windows Store,
Google Play, and App Store, that can be used as a secure alternative to reset passwords and unlock accounts. The mobile app is available to any organization that permit users to reset their password remotely.
Specops Authenticator App: The
Specops Authenticator app is a high trust identity service, which turns the mobile device into a secure token device. The app generates a secret code that users must provide in addition to their username when authenticating their identity during a password
reset. The codes generated are based on industry standard Time-Based One-Time Password Algorithm security tokens. As such
Specops Authenticator can work interchangeably with both
To enroll with the
Specops Authenticator, download the application on your device. You will need to register your account from the Specops
uReset enrollment page by scanning the QR code with the Authenticator app. Once the QR code has been scanned, the Authenticator app will generate a temporary passcode. Enter the passcode on the
uReset enrollment page, and click Verify. The
Specops Authenticator contains its own user store which uses a GUID and a secret string to identify the user. When a user affected by a
uReset Policy utilizing the
Specops Authenticator enrolls in the service, the above identifiers are stored on the user object in Active Directory.
Fingerprint Authenticator: The
Specops Fingerprint Authenticator app allows you to authenticate to the
Specops uReset password reset service using either the Touch ID fingerprint recognition feature integrated into your iOS, or the Fingerprint API scan feature integrated into your Android 6.0 or newer operating system.
The full requirements of the Fingerprint Authentication app on an Android device are:
Android 6.0, API level 23: Older devices will not see the Fingerprint app from
Android API compatible Fingerprint: Most devices with Fingerprint hardware and Android 6 are compatible. Some exceptions are the Samsung Note 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S5. The aforementioned have a Samsung specific API that the
Specops Fingerprint app does not support. Non-compatible devices can still install the
Specops Fingerprint app, but a runtime error message will be displayed indicating the lack of hardware support.
To enroll with the Fingerprint Authenticator, download the application on your device. You will need register your account from the Specops
uReset enrollment page, by scanning the QR code on the
uReset enrollment web page, with the Fingerprint Authenticator app. You will be prompted to provide your fingerprint. Depending on the device being used, you will be asked to either place or swipe your finger on the sensor.
The Fingerprint identity service stores a GUID and a public key. The end user has the corresponding private key, which is used to sign the data created by the Fingerprint identity service. To authenticate the user, the Fingerprint identity service must
verify, with the public key, that the signature on the data is done by the corresponding private key.