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Handling Duplicates When Provisioning

Provisioning isn’t always about creating new things.  Handling duplicates when provisioning is an important part of a provisioning solution.  This is true no matter the kind of object that’s provisioned, what directory platform or platforms are involved, and whether the process is occurring as a one-off via a web form or thousands of records are

Reset Passwords Without Multi-Factor Authentication

The majority of time, when performing password resets, you want security measures in place so you know the person or persons receiving new passwords can be verified to be who they say they are.  With a self-service password reset solution like PeoplePassword, this verification involves a configurable process of multi-factor authentication.  This process is important

Find Locked Out Users in Active Directory

Being locked out of their accounts is another reason users call the help desk costing IT departments valuable time and money. For end users, being unable to login is a show-stopper for productivity. The locked out condition is different than an expired or disabled account. Both of these states you have control over as an

Directory Platform Management

Directory Platform Management Managing directory platforms efficiently and quickly is critical for organizations. Lack of management leads to incorrect data which can lead to security problems. When correctly assigning groups, policies and using best practices, the directory environment becomes more secure. There is comfort in knowing data are accurate. Reduce the security concerns once an

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

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

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