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16 October, 2018 | Russell Smith

How to Create, Change and Test Passwords Using PowerShell

Automation is the key to streamlining Active Directory management tasks. In this article, I’ll show you how to create, change and test user passwords with PowerShell scripts. Installing the AD PowerShell module Before you can use PowerShell to manage Active Directory, you need to install the...
25 May, 2017 | Jonathan Hassell

Office 365: Configuring User Passwords to Never Expire

One of the questions that we are most frequently asked is regarding users or administrators who subscribe to Office 365 but who are tired of receiving Office 365 password expiration notifications. These users might not be used to the service’s default password expiration policy, especially if...
28 March, 2017 | Russell Smith

Security Tip: Enable Azure AD Self-Service Password Reset

Helpdesk-assisted password resets can account for 20% of an organization’s IT budget, but in the past, required the use of third-party software for Active Directory that could be difficult to set up and maintain. In this article, I’ll show you how to enable self-service password resets for...
25 October, 2016 | Jonathan Hassell

Complete Guide to Azure Active Directory Password Policy

One of the benefits of using Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is the flexibility it gives you when it comes to managing passwords. Most companies choose to deploy Azure AD as an extension to their existing on-premises Active Directory. They do so to add single sign on and federation capabilities...
16 September, 2016 | Jonathan Hassell

2 Rules to Secure Office 365 Password Policy Setup

Password policy in Office 365 is much stricter and more secure than that of an on-premises application,  so you no longer have to worry about setting and enforcing different authentication policies for your users. But still, you should align Office365 security settings with your overall enterprise...
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