Manage your passwords from anywhere
Self-service has long been a key goal for IT departments across the world as a cost-reduction and labor-saving measure. Indeed, the market is flooded with products that let you manage your on-premises groups, passwords, or user profiles from the cloud or on-premises. Azure AD sets itself apart from these offerings by providing some of the easiest to use and and most powerful self-service capabilities available today.
Azure AD Password Management is a set of capabilities that allow your users to manage any password from any device, at any time, from any location, while remaining in compliance with the security policies you define.
You can get started with a pilot of Azure AD Password Management in under five minutes, and can have it deployed to your entire organization in hours. Below are some helpful resources to get you going with the service:
- How it works - learn about the six different components of the service and what each does
- Getting started - learn how to allow you users to reset and change their cloud or on-premises passwords
- Customize - learn how to customize the look & feel and behavior of the service to your organization's needs
- Best practices - learn how to quickly deploy and effectively manage passwords in your organization
- Get insights - learn about our integrated reporting capabilities
- FAQ - get answers to frequently asked questions
- Troubleshooting - learn how to quickly troubleshoot problems with the service
- Learn more - go deep into the technical details of how the service works
What is possible with Azure AD Password Management?
Here are some of the things you can do with Azure AD's password management capabilities.
- Self-service password change allows end users or administrators to change their expired or non-expired passwords without calling an administrator or helpdesk for support.
- Self-service password reset allows end users or administrators to reset their passwords automatically without calling an administrator or helpdesk for support. Self-service password reset requires Azure AD Premium or Basic. For more information, see Azure Active Directory Editions.
- Administrator-initiated password reset allows an administrator to reset an end user’s or another administrator’s password from within the Azure Management Portal.
- Password management activity reports give administrators insights into password reset and registration activity occurring in their organization.
- Password Writeback allows management of on-premises passwords from the cloud so all of the above scenarios can be performed by, or on the behalf of, federated or password synchronized users. Password Writeback requires Azure AD Premium. For more information, see Getting started with Azure AD Premium.
Why use Azure AD Password Management?
Here are some of the reasons you should use Azure AD's password management capabilities
- Reduce costs - support-assisted password reset is typically 20% of organization's IT spend
- Improve user experiences - users don't want to call helpdesk and spend an hour on the phone every time they forget their passwords
- Lower helpdesk volumes - password management is the single largest helpdesk driver for most organizations
- Enable mobility - users can reset their passwords from wherever they are
Branded SSPR Registration - April 2015
- The password reset reigstration page is now branded with your company logo!
Security Questions - March 2015
- We released security questions to GA!
Account Unlock - March 2015
- Now users can unlock their accounts when password reset occurs