Do you need to synchronize passwords from Windows /Active Directory to IBM i (AS400)?
FastPass Flex gives you a solution where you fast and easy can install the synchronization from AD to IBM i. Even when you have more IBM i’s FastPass Flex will synchronize every time passwords hves been changed to all the user’s IBM i systems
With FastPass you can easily extend password synchronization with self-service of passwords for your Windows environment when AD password is forgotten or is locked.
Pricing for purchase / rental / Cloud is flexible and depends on your specific configuration. You can see more information on FastPass Flex here
Do you need password self-service directly for IBM i passwords (AS400)?
In many situations you need different passwords for AD and for IBM i. You can have technical or security reasons and this means you have to give users the choice between self-service of Windows (AD) passwords or IBM i passwords when they come to the password self-service portal. Users can have one IBM i password across all IBM i systems or they can have different passwords for each IBM i system.
With FastPass Enterprise you can easily connect to IBM i and define the processes for end-user enrollment and end-user authentication. You can see more information on FastPass Enterprise here
With FastPass Enterprise you can do password synchronization too for some systems or users and direct password reset for other systems. This protects your investment no matter what the future will bring regarding your IBM i password resets.
All password changes to AD passwords are synchronized to the user's IBM i systems immediately. FastP…
All password changes to AD passwords are synchronized to the user's IBM i systems immediately. FastPass uses a user-map when users have different user-ids for the different systems. With FastPass password filter you can secure a common password policy.Help me choose
More info: IBM i - AS400 passwords
You might have critical AS/400 systems where you do not want to have identical passwords for the AS4…
You might have critical AS/400 systems where you do not want to have identical passwords for the AS400 system and Windows AD. In the FastPass portal the user can then select the password he wants to reset!Help me choose
More info: IBM i - AS400 passwords
FastPass Enterprise for iSeries is designed for as well small as advanced and challenging IT-environ…
FastPass Enterprise for iSeries is designed for as well small as advanced and challenging IT-environments with different processes and security demands. You can configure FastPass to fit your requirements specifically for each of your user-groupsHelp me choose
More info: IBM i - AS400 passwords
Users forgetting iSeries passwords or being locked-out from IBM i (AS400) systems is time wasted for the IT service desk
Different solutions are available to remove the problem of IBM iSeries password reset for users who forget passwords. If you want a cost-effective solution to your iSeries passwords with a robust technical solution, then FastPass password manager is the best and easiest solution.
Many organizations internationally use FastPass for IBM i (AS/400), as examples: Novasol (Denmark), VIVO Energy (RSA), KaiserRitter Partners (Liechtenstein), Diversified Machines (Michigan, USA) proving more than 80% reduction in calls to the service desk!
iSeries customers look for different solutions to meet this challenge:
Password synchronization from Active Directory and Windows to iSeries.
Whenever a user changes or resets his AD password in Windows, FastPass Password Manager will automatically change his password on the IBM i system. THe synchronization occurs automatically when the user changes his password, typically when Windows requests a password change.
The user then only has one password to remember!!
Different IBM i passwords and AD passwords : Selective passwords.
If you have an installation with an older IBM i version where your password policy is limited compared to your Windows password policy, then you cannot have the same password for IBM i and AD and your password synchronization will not work.
FastPass allows users to reset passwords directly for different systems through the FastPass portal, where the user simply selects what system he wants to change password for. The user then can do all password resets from the same password portal, and don't have to work with a Windows and an IBM portal.
The no. 1 solution for user and service desk productivity
The FastPass Password Manager for IBM i is designed for rapid and cost-effective deployment. It can be done within a few days and substantial Return on Investment (ROI) is achieved from day one.
The FastPass Password Manager is a productivity add-on for your existing Windows Server and iSeries environment. FastPass utilizes Active Directory as the user repository and ADAM (ADLDS) as the datastore.
IBM i password synchronization - System Management
If the user has the same User-id across IBM i systems and AD systems, then FastPass automatically can change the password without any Administrator interference.
If FastPass synchronizes password between different user-ids, then a User-id table is maintained.
For example Mike Doe might have the user-id MikeD at the AD and MiD at IBM i. The administrator maintains this link via the FastPass Administration Console.
At the iSeries system FastPass is connected via a FastPass Connector and a RFC (remote function call), which means that no SW installation is necessary at the IBM i system.
Using FastPass in this way means, that even when a password is changed through Microsoft standard ‘ctrl-alt-del’ then the IBM i passwords are changed.
iSeries selective as400 password reset - System Management
When Multiple System Password Reset is selected by the administrator, then the user -within the limits set by the administrator - selects his application and password at the FastPass portal.
We found that FastPass was the only solution in the marketplace with the capability to deliver a fully-fledged solution that we could use for all of our customers. A solution is only good once deployed and we see that the new service based on FastPass is highly popular among our customers. We tested several products in the market and found that the FastPass product stood out clearly as the best product thanks to the easy implementation, single point of management and rich feature set. FastPass supports our strategy of the very best customer experience regardless of the time of day, says Per Werngren, CEO at IDE.
"The Portuguese Parliament was looking for a self-service password reset/unlock solution. We surveyed the market, and found some expensive and complex solutions. Then we discovered FastPass, which seemed to address all our requirements. We did a pilot installation, and were very pleased by the ease of use for both the administrator and the final user interface. We were even more pleased with the low cost for such a complete product. After we acquired the product, installation was a breeze and FastPass support helped us promptly in all our issues and questions. We had the product in full production in about one week after installation and initial testing. Now our users have a simple method to unlock/reset their passwords without contacting helpdesk, at any time of day or night and from everywhere they have Internet access."
Varde City Council needed to improve service for end-users working outside normal business hours, and wanted at the same time to reduce number of calls to the internal IT department. With more than 100 password related calls each month, Varde decided for FastPass to give users self-service for passwords. Varde has two priomary passwords : Windows/AD and an extermnal password from an IBM mainframe (KMD). With FastPass users now have self-service when a password is forgotten or lost. Within less than 3 months more than 80-85% of calls are now handled by users. See the comments from Lea Dragsbæk
Sonoco realized the need to reduce Help Desk expenses and quickly identified password resets as a target call volume. Sonoco had already made a large investment in their identity and access management infrastructure and they wished to capitalize on that with minimal additional investment. Sonoco and Logic Trends collectively identified FastPass’s Password Manager product due to the low licensing cost, low maintenance effort and strong integration with the Microsoft infrastructure.
Faced with a compliancy requirement from our US parent company, we surveyed the market for a tool that would help us to come into line with section 404 of the Sarbannes-Oxley Act, which requires our users to authenticate themselves to the environment and have the ability to manage their own passwords.
Exactly 21 days before the compliance date we found FastPass Password Manager with a connector to our AS/400 environment.
IT Intergroup worked with us to get the FastPass solution in place and we were compliant a week ahead of schedule. All our users are now able to authenticate and resset passwords from a simple browser interface
In the spring 2009 Tulsa Public Schools decided to implement FastPass Password Manager from FastPassCorp. IT-manager Kirk Damron says: "We needed to reduce the load on our Help Desk from numerous calls related to forgotten passwords". With 8000 employees and teachers and increasing complexities in passwords, the ‘forgotten password’ workload was significant.
Kirk Damron adds: "We needed a solution which was easy to implement and administrate, and easy to use for the end-users. FastPass has proved to be just that!"
Installation and implementation was done in just one day, and the continued roll-out to users has been effortless.