We’ve added another new feature to version 6 called ‘Active Directory & Windows Actions’, and it can be enabled or disabled per Password List if required.
Active Directory & Windows Actions allows you to perform 4 different account related tasks, if your Password List is configured to synchronize changes with Active Directory or local Windows servers. The 4 functions are:
- Unlock this account if locked
- User must change password at next login
- Disable this account
- Enable this account
This feature is very useful for Help Desks who manage general user accounts within Passwordstate. You can also use this feature without having to update the Password record itself – simply click one of the options, hit the ‘Save’ button, and the action will be completed. Performing an Action by itself will not create a new Password History record – as history record is only created if you change one of the fields.
Note: If you use the ‘User must change password at next login’ option, then as soon as the user does change the password on the domain, then the password in Passwordstate will be out of Sync – this may not be an issue for some customers if they wish to use this feature this way.
A screenshot of the feature is below:
If you don’t wish for your users to enable this feature on any of the Password Lists, you can disable it on the screen Administration -> System Settings -> Active Directory Options tab.