Password sync in hybrid Active Directory

On any given day, employees toggle between multiple business-critical applications, both on-premises and cloud-based, requiring them to remember different passwords. This often leads to password fatigue and, subsequently, a surge in password-related help desk calls.

Although IT administrators can manually …

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How to make password management more secure and efficient

Among the various tasks that IT administrators carry out on a daily basis, password management takes center stage. Gartner estimates that about a third of help desk calls are concerning password resets and account lockouts. While attending to these calls …

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Managing updates to local cached credentials for remote users in a hybrid Active Directory environment

Among the many issues remote users face, forgotten passwords can be a significant roadblock to productivity, as they require help from an administrator. When a user logs on to an Active Directory (AD) domain, Windows securely caches the domain credentials …

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Azure AD Password Protection: The good, the bad, and the ugly

People often use common words as their passwords so they don’t forget them. This practice impacts security severely, making it easy for hackers to easily breach accounts by guessing these common passwords. Microsoft’s Azure AD Password Protection is a feature …

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2FA based on OU/group membership in hybrid Active Directory

In a previous blog, we saw how two-factor authentication (2FA) secures access to cloud apps in hybrid AD. 2FA adds an extra level of security for applications, including Office 365, G Suite, and Salesforce, to protect sensitive information. With …

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Three critical password management blunders that hackers regularly exploit and best practices to replace them

IT teams often shoulder a number of important security-related responsibilities. It’s essentially up to them to ensure organizations’ networks are secure. For most organizations, comprehensive password management plays a vital role in securing their networks.

IT admins have to give …

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Complying with NIST password guidelines

NIST Password Policy Guidelines

Passwords are the most widely used form of authentication across the globe and serve as the first line of defense to critical systems, applications, and data. In the past decade, however, they have attracted the ire of IT security experts …

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Bringing SSO to hybrid Active Directory

As enterprises transition to a hybrid Active Directory (AD) environment, it’s important that they address identity management challenges. For example, employees often struggle to remember a different password for each application they use. A single sign-on (SSO) solution eliminates this …

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[Infographic] Top three password-related issues that plague IT admins

Managing user identities is an everyday affair for an IT administrator. However, in large organizations with complex IT hierarchies, things spiral out of control very quickly. Below are the top three password-related problems that plague IT admins.

1) Password reset

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