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Password Management Basics

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  • Choosing Good Passwords:
    A plain-language guide, suitable for sharing with end users, to security threats posed by password cracking software and how to apply good password rules to prevent security compromises.
  • Password Reset for Locked Out Users:
    An objective comparison of alternate strategies to addressing the problem of helping users that forgot their initial network login password.
  • Defining Enterprise Identity Management:
    Identity management is a much used term that refers to a set of technologies intended to manage a basic problem: information about the identity of employees, contractors, customers, partners, customers and vendors is distributed among too many systems, and is consequently difficult to manage. This document defines the components of enterprise identity management technologies. It describes the underlying business problem of managing user identity information on a variety of systems. It then defines identity management in the context of this problem, and describes technologies used to manage user identities effectively in the enterprise.
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