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 Questions and Answers profiles.
By default, Secure Password Extension uses a 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.
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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.
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. This 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.
Changing the Self-Service site URL