Active Directory Blog

Forcing Enrollment in a Self-Service Password Reset Solution

PeoplePassword, Web Active Directory’s self-service password reset solution, allows you to urge or suggest that users to enroll in the system.  One technique is to use the solution to send users emails with some frequency either related to an impending password expiration or not.  Sometimes compelling users to take action isn’t enough.  Forcing enrollment in

Active Directory Disabled User Report

It’s important as an Active Directory administrator to know information about your directory users and how they are organized.  Many directory values are either “true” or “false” or Boolean.  Examples include whether a user or other object is enabled, whether a user is locked out, etc.  There are too many to mention in the context

Enabling Accurate Data Entry for Identity and Access Managment Tasks

When providing a provisioning, deprovisioning, or management form to your end-users or employees, it’s important to make the experience enjoyable and straightforward.  Nobody loves data entry.  Enabling accurate data entry is important for your business.  Making it simple is essential for adoption among your end-users and employees. With Web Active Directory’s PeoplePlatform we’ve focused on

Azure Active Directory Find Current User’s Direct Reports

It’s useful to be able to present reports whose content depends on the currently authenticated user. You might want users to see and edit details about people that they manage in Azure Active Directory. For this, you can query their direct reports. Azure Active Directory Find Current User’s Direct Reports in PowerShell When you run

Find Users who Have Never Logged into Active Directory

Sometimes in the course of IT business users get created in your directory that never get used and are forgotten. Objects in your directory that aren’t receiving attention can be security risks especially if these accounts have elevated privileges.  One way to find user objects that have been created but were never used is to

Active Directory Clean Up Inactive Groups

Removing or archiving inactive groups in Active Directory is essential.   Cleaning up inactive groups in Active Directory keeps your directory clean and organized and also can keep you safe.  It’s possible these orphaned groups can themselves be members of more critical groups.  It’s important that you don’t remove every group in Active Directory that

Collated Active Directory User Reports

It’s important as an Active Directory administrator to know information about your directory users and anomalies in their data.  Ideally one would be able to find such anomalies and get views of the data without pouring over thousands of records.  For this, it can be helpful to collate results from your reports. Collated Active Directory

Active Directory Wildcard Searches

It’s important for users to be able to find information quickly in Active Directory.  When delegating a solution to your end-users to be able to find objects (users, contacts, computers, groups) it’s important that they be able to get to what they need quickly.  This can be challenging whether there are 500 users in your

Active Directory Find Disabled Computers

Knowing about old and stale objects in your Active Directory computers in your network are running is important.  You may want to take actions on these objects such as move them to a special OU or delete them after a time.  An Active Directory finds disabled computers report can be a handy way to accomplish this

Converting Data to Proper Case

When provisioning and updating information in Active Directory, data doesn’t always come into you cleanly.  When you delegate to users to perform provisioning and update tasks via their web browser, they don’t always enter data cleanly.  When importing from other systems, more often than not you can’t rely on the data being in the format

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