Active Directory Blog

Provisioning New Employees

Provisioning New Employees Provisioning new employees is critical for an organization.  One of the most important days for an employee is their first. The must have access to everything they need to be successful.  This allows them the comfort of having made a positive career decision. Arguably, the most frustrating day for an IT person

Self-service Web-based Password Reset for Active Directory Benefits

Self-service Web-based Password Reset for Active Directory Benefits We recently posted about the benefits of using PeoplePassword, Web Active Directory’s self-service web-based password reset for Active Directory.  Since then we have noted additional benefits that we want to share.  Many clients use PeoplePassword with our platform solution called PeoplePlatform.  PeoplePlatform is the suite of web-based

Problems with Using SMS in your Password Reset Tool

Highly publicized problematic incidents with using SMS or text messages for two-factor authentication have recently surfaced.  PeoplePassword, Web Active Directory’s password management solution which is part of its PeoplePlatform suite,  allows you to go beyond SMS for two-factor or multi-factor authentication with its partnership with Twilio and Authy. The Problem with SMS In 2016, Wired

Branford Public Schools Success Story

The school now provisions students and staff accounts faster and with accurate information with PeoplePlatform.   The Branford Public Schools Success Story is similar to several other narratives of schools using PeoplePlatform. PeoplePlatform empowers you to create, update, and deprovision users and other objects in your directory. You can delegate provisioning, deprovisioning, and updates to

Real Time Active Directory GSuite Integration

Google Cloud Directory Sync (GCDS) is a popular way to keep Active Directory in sync with GSuite.  This is the tool formerly known as GADS (Google Apps Directory Sync).  This is a valid way to keep data like user account information and groups consistent across the two platforms. Mind the Gap Our prospects express dissatisfaction

Tumwater School District Success Story

Tumwater School District has More Quality Data, Time and Resources since Deploying Web Active Directory’s PeoplePlatform. The Tumwater School District Success Story is similar to the stories of many other schools using PeoplePlatform. PeoplePlatform empowers you to create, update, and deprovision users and other objects in your directory. You can delegate provisioning, deprovisioning, and updates

More than Half of Ex-Employees Still have Corporate Access

The Problem Many companies we speak to admit they do not have a sound deprovioning process.  Accounts can stay in Active Directory for employees no longer with the company putting security at risk.  In the past, we have talked about how this is true in our experience.  An ex-employee of yours may join your competitor

Cumberland County Schools Success Story

Cumberland County Schools Achieved Success with Web Active Directory’s PeopleSearch PeopleSearch is part of the PeoplePlatform suite of solutions.  Cumberland County Schools achieved success with PeopleSearch. PeopleSearch provides targeted views of Active Directory information based on a user’s group membership. It also enables you to export and report on hard to find data with a single

Windows 10 1703 and RSAT

Upgrade to Windows 10 1703 and RSAT Disappears An upgrade to Windows 10 build 1703 (“creators update”) removes Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT).  This is unexpected behavior. Reinstall RSAT As others have stated you can install RSAT that came out for Windows build 1607 and be fine.  Though some have reported problems with this, I can

Deploying your Identity and Access Management Solution

Software companies (rightly) emphasize the features and functions of their software.  Sometimes, however, the lost focus on implementation can be harmful.  As software becomes more feature-rich it inevitably becomes more complex.  This is not avoidable.  Having a sound plan for your Identity and Access Management (IAM) Solution deployment, therefore, is important to achieve project success. The Spectrum of Deployment

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