• Users have too many passwords.
  • Write them on sticky notes.
  • Forget and call the help desk.
  • Pick trivial, insecure values.


  • Synchronize passwords.
  • Reduce to 1 or a few.
  • Easier to remember.
  • Less likely to write down.
  • Opportunity to mandate stronger passwords.


  • Transparent synch:
    triggered by password change on an existing system, such as AD.
  • Web synch:
    invite users to visit a web page and change multiple passwords at once.