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Password Manager 5.7.1 - Administration Guide

About Password Manager Getting Started Password Manager Architecture
Password Manager Components and Third-Party Solutions Typical Deployment Scenarios Password Manager in Perimeter Network Management Policy Overview Password Policy Overview Secure Password Extension Overview reCAPTCHA Overview User Enrollment Process Overview Questions and Answers Policy Overview Password Change and Reset Process Overview Data Replication Phone-Based Authentication Service Overview
Management Policies
Checklist: Configuring Password Manager Understanding Management Policies Configuring Access to the Administration Site Configuring Access to the Self-Service Site Configuring Access to the Helpdesk Site Configuring Questions and Answers Policy Workflow Overview Custom Workflows Custom Activities Self-Service Workflows Helpdesk Workflows Notification Activities User Enforcement Rules
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Secure Password Extension Overview

This section explains how Secure Password Extension locates the Self-Service site and launches notification dialog boxes on end-user computers that remind users to create or update their Q&A profiles.

Locating Self-Service Site

By default, Secure Password Extension uses an URL from a service connection point to locate the Self-Service site. You can also override the default URL published in the service connection point by specifying a different URL in the General Settings of the Administration site or by specifying a different URL in the supplied administrative template and applying the template to selected users.

For more information, see:

Obtaining Self-Service Site URL from Service Connection Point

Obtaining Self-Service Site URL from Service Connection Point

Every Password Manager instance publishes its service connection points in Active Directory. Secure Password Extension uses service connection points to automatically locate the Self-Service site.

Service connection points are objects in Active Directory that hold information about services. Services can publish information about their existence by creating service connection points in Active Directory. Client applications use this information to find and connect to instances of the service. When an instance of Password Manager is installed, the Password Manager Service publishes its service connection points in Active Directory. To locate the server where the Self-Service site is deployed, Secure Password Extension uses the service connection points published by Password Manager Service instances in Active Directory.

 

  1. Password Manager instance publishes a service connection point in Active Directory.
  2. Secure Password Extension locates the service connection point.
  3. Secure Password Extension obtains the necessary data from the service connection point (URL path to the Self-Service site).
  4. Secure Password Extension opens the Self-Service site.

Changing Self-Service Site URL on the Administration Site

Changing Self-Service Site URL on the Administration Site

If you want to change the default Self-Service site URL published in service connection points, use the Administration site to specify a new URL. It may be necessary if you enabled HTTPS binding for the Self-Service site after Password Manager installation, or if you want Secure Password Extension to use the Self-Service site installed on a stand-alone server.

To change the Self-Service site URL

  1. Connect to the Administration site by typing the Administration site URL in the address bar of your Web browser. By default, the URL is http://<ComputerName>/PMAdmin/.
  2. On the menu bar, click General Settings, then click the Realm Instances tab.
  3. Click Edit under the service instance for which you want to specify a different Self-Service site URL.
  4. In the Edit Self-Service Site URL dialog, specify a new URL and click Save. The specified URL will then be published in service connection points.
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