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 in medium to large
- Users with fewer passwords tend to remember them.
- Simpler password management means fewer problems and fewer help
- Users with fewer passwords are less likely to write them down.
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.
One of the core features of Hitachi ID Password Manager is password
Password Manager implements both transparent and web based
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