Password Synchronization

Problem

Solution

  • Users have too many passwords:
    • On different systems,
    • with different policies,
    • expiring at different times.

  • Complexity leads users to do bad things:
    • Write down passwords ("sticky notes").
    • Forget/lock out passwords and call the help desk.
    • Reuse old passwords.

  • Password synchronization pushes password updates from one system to another:
    • Multiple physical passwords.
    • Same value everywhere.

  • Password synchronization allows users to:
    • Remember a single password value.
    • Manage it on a single schedule.
    • Comply with a single password policy.