Password synchronization is any process or technology
that helps users to maintain a single password, subject to
a single security policy, across multiple systems.
Password synchronization is an effective mechanism
for addressing password management problems on an enterprise
- Users with synchronized passwords tend to remember their
- Simpler password management means that users make significantly
fewer password-related calls to the help desk.
- Users with just one or two passwords are much less likely to
write down their passwords.
There are two ways to implement password synchronization:
- Transparent password synchronization, where native password
changes, that already take place on a common system (example: Active
Directory) are automatically propagated through the password
management system to other systems and applications.
- Web-based password synchronization, where users are asked
to change all of their passwords at once, using a web application,
instead of continuing to use native tools to change passwords.
One of the core features of Hitachi ID Password Manager is password
Password Manager implements both transparent and web based
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