Forgotten password Or Account Lockout?
This article will help you to gain an insight into a feature of Azure Active Directory called Self Service Password Reset (SSPR).
Before jumping ahead into Password Writeback, let us first understand about SSPR.
Self-service password reset (SSPR) offers a simple means for IT administrators to empower their users to reset or unlock their own passwords or accounts without IT intervention.
Azure AD SSPR lets users reset their passwords in the cloud. Password Writeback is a feature enabled with Azure AD Connect or cloud sync that allows password changes in the cloud to be written back to an existing on-premises directory in real time.
Password Writeback is a feature of Azure AD Connect. It ensures that when a password changes in Azure AD (SSPR, or an administrative change) it is written back to the local AD.
Following troubleshooting steps may help if you are having problems with SSPR writeback.
These steps will help to re-establish your connection with Azure AD & should resolve connectivity issues.
AD DS Reset Password permission is required to perform password writeback. To check it for a given on-premises Ad DS user account, use the following:
Downloading the latest version of Azure AD Connect & following the on-screen instructions to update it, should help you to resolve connectivity issues if in case the above two resolutions didn’t work.
In conclusion, navigating the realm of self-service password reset and password writeback in Azure Active Directory doesn’t have to be a labyrinthine challenge. With our comprehensive troubleshooting guide, you’re ready to effortlessly master these important functionalities and say goodbye to password-related hassles and increased security and user empowerment.