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Two-factor Authentication via SMS Messaging for FIM 2010 R2 SSPR

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Sep 17, 2014 11:11:00 AM

Recently I worked on a customized self-service password reset (SSPR) solution leveraging FIM 2010 R2. The SSPR functionality provided out of the box by FIM 2010 R2 is quite comprehensive. In the design sessions with the customer, they decided that they wanted to use a higher level of security for users on the Internet to be able to reset their passwords. This certainly makes sense—exposing an interface where corporate users can reset their passwords is a boon to the service desk, but introduces a significant threat surface and associated security risk.

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Topics: Infrastructure Management, Industry Trends, SMS, strong authentication, Identity Management, SSPR, OTP, Blog, Self-Service Password Reset, one-time password, FIM 2010 R2, two factor authentication

FIM Self Service Password Reset: Account Enablement

Posted by Sami Van Vliet on Jun 19, 2013 5:52:51 AM

I recently worked on a project where the client had some users who may not be logging into their accounts for 6 months or more, but their corporate policy was to disable accounts that had been dormant for more than 3 months.

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Topics: Forefront Identity Manager, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, FIM, Microsoft Active Directory, Password reset, Forefront Identity Manager (FIM), Identity Management, Microsoft AD, FIM Password reset, Blog, Self-Service Password Reset, Active Directory, AD

What Cannot Be Done With FIM 2010 R2 Password Reset Extensions

Posted by Laurin Kline on Sep 5, 2012 5:16:46 AM

“Can we install the FIM 2010 R2 Add-ins and Extensions on our desktops before we upgrade the rest of the FIM environment?”

While this may be an obvious, self-answering question, I had a client ask me about it recently, and while I was pretty certain of the answer, “No,” I had some time and a virtual environment so I went ahead and tested it.
The first clue that things were going horribly wrong was when I got to this panel in the install process (an example from the “Installing the FIM 2010 R2 Add-ins and Extensions” found here

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Topics: SSPR Client, Forefront Identity Manager, FIM 2010, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, FIM Client Add-ins and Extensions, FIM SSPR Client, FIM 2010 Password Reset Extensions, FIM 2010 R2 Password Reset Extensions, SSPR, FIM R2 Client Add-ins and Extensions, Blog, Self-Service Password Reset, FIM R2 SSPR Client, FIM 2010 R2

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