It is very common for business users to forget their password and be unable to log on to the system. Password Manager allows users to securely and conveniently reset their forgotten network passwords, or manage their passwords in multiple enterprise systems, before even logging on to the system. To enable user’s access to the Self-Service site from the Windows logon screen, Password Manager implements Secure Password Extension.
Secure Password Extension is an application that provides one-click access to the complete functionality of the Self-Service site from the Windows logon screen. Secure Password Extension also provides dialog boxes displayed on end-user computers, these dialog boxes notify users who must create or update their Questions and Answers profiles with Password Manager. Secure Password Extension is included on the installation CD and is deployed through Group Policy. For information on how to deploy and configure Secure Password Extension on end-user workstations in the managed domain, see Deploying and Configuring Secure Password Extension.
On workstations running windows 8.1 and 10, Secure Password Extension adds an icon under the Sign-in options to the user tile of the windows logon screen. By clicking these buttons and links, users can open the Self-Service site.
When users connect to the Self-Service site from the Windows logon screen, anonymous access is enabled and the functionality of Microsoft Internet Explorer is restricted, thereby preventing the actions that may pose a security threat. Once users open the Self-Service site search page from the Windows logon screen, they cannot access any other Web site, or open a new browser window or a context menu.
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.