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Password Manager 5.7.1 - Administrator Guide (AD LDS edition)

About Password Manager Getting Started Password Manager Architecture 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 User Enforcement Rules
General Settings Password Policies Reporting Appendix A: Accounts Used in Password Manager for AD LDS Appendix B: Open Communication Ports for Password Manager for AD LDS Appendix C: Customization Options Overview Glossary About us

General Settings

General Settings Overview

This section outlines the procedures required to configure general settings that apply to all created Management Policies, such as:

  • Search and logon options
  • Import/export of configuration settings
  • Outgoing mail servers
  • Diagnostic logging
  • Scheduled tasks
  • Web interface customization
  • Reinitialization
  • Realm instances
  • AD LDS instance connections

Search and Logon Options

By configuring the search and logon options you specify how users and helpdesk operators search for their accounts and log in on the Self-Service and Helpdesk sites.

You can also configure Password Manager to display CAPTCHA or reCAPTCHA images and allow or prohibit account search on the Self-Service site.

Configuring Search and Security Options for the Self-Service Site

To configure account search options

  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>/PMAdminADLDS/.
  2. On the menu bar, click General Settings, then click the Search and Logon tab, and select the Self-Service site option from the drop-down list.
  3. Configure the following options as required:
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Do not allow users to search for their accounts

Select this radio button to require users to enter values of specified user account attribute on the Self-Service site to find their accounts.

Show the list of application directory partitions to allow users to select the partition for logging in

Select this check box to allow users to see a list of application directory partitions registered with Password Manager on the Self-Service site. If the list is displayed, users will be able to select the application directory partition their accounts belong to. Note, that aliases you specified in the connections to the partitions will be displayed in the list.

Users must enter the following user account attribute for identification (this may slow down the performance)

Select this option to require users to search for their accounts by using the specified attribute of user account in AD LDS. In the text box under the radio button, enter the attribute name. For example, you can use the attribute email to require users to enter their emails to search for accounts on the Self-Service site.

Allow users to search for their accounts

Select this radio button to allow users to perform account search by using the locate account functionality of the Self-Service site. Users can enter their first or last name, or email address to find their accounts.

By selecting this option, you can specify the number of user accounts that are displayed in search results. To do this, specify the required number in the “Number of users to display in search results” field.

Search in multiple application directory partitions

Select this option to enable users to search for their accounts in all application directory partitions registered with Password Manager.

Automatically show available self-service tasks if only one account is found

Select this option to automatically open the Home page of the Self-Service site for the user if only one user account matching the search criteria is found.

User account attributes to display in search results

Select check boxes next to the user account attributes that you want users to view in search results. You can select any of the following attributes:

First name


Last name


Full name

User logon name


  1. Click Save.
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