Server-Based Password Synchronization: Managing Multiple Passwords

Provided by: Pistol's Plumbing & Maint. Inc.
Topic: Data Centers
Format: PDF
A common concern across organizations is that users have too many passwords to manage, each with a separate management interface to become familiar with. This creates user frustration and increased costs around help desk and IT support. Enterprise Single Sign-On (SSO) is looked at as a solution but for many organizations it proves too costly and many encounter internal resistance due to security concerns. Password synchronization is a possible midpoint that can ease user frustrations by enabling access to different systems using the same password and a single interface. This paper proves easier to implement than SSO and most solutions can force enrollment and do not require client-side software.

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