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 Google and Microsoft
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 Google Play.
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
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.