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How to enable Azure Active Directory Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR)?

Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) in Microsoft Azure Active Directory has 4 benefits:

  • Password writeback - synchronizing passwords from Azure AD to On-premise AD.
  • Self-Service Password Change - Users can change their passwords themselves.
  • Self-service password reset/registration - Users are able to register at first login.
  • Account unlock - When an account is locked, users can recover their password or unlock the account without help from the IT team.

Password writeback in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)

If you use Office 365 or Microsoft 365 then the password will be synchronized from your local Active Directory to Azure Active Directory.

  • Write passwords back to on-premises AD
  • This is part of AAD Connect
  • Enables the use of Azure password management without syncing passwords to the cloud
  • AD password policy enforced

Self-service password change in Azure

Users are able to be self-sufficient. Customize their own watchwood without the intervention of IT.

Self-service password reset in Azure

Reset password because 2nd factor is set.

Account unlock in Azure

Can separate unlock from password recovery. So that users can unlock their account without resetting the password.

How to activate Self-Service Password Reset in Azure AD

Navigate to Azure Active Directory - password reset

Enable password reset, ALL. Or work with a group.

Choose the necessary authentication methods



Measure and monitor implementation

Learn more: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/authentication/tutorial-enable-sspr

Enable password writeback in Microsoft AD connect.

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