Password Synchronization for all applications and systems
Create seamless synchronization with more security for your users
Easier for users
By synchronizing user passwords across different applications like Active Directory, other systems and networks, FastPass Synchronization deals with the password confusion as the user only needs to remember one password.
Password synchronization gives almost the same benefits as a single sign-on solution but has lower costs when it comes to implementation, purchase and operation.
How FastPass Sync works
FastPass Sync for SAP
All SAP versions supported. The Password Sync SAP connector will work on all SAP types running on Kernel 4.6E and newer. Further UME/JAVA versions are also supported.
FastPass Sync for Oracle
FastPass Password Sync supports easy integration into multiple Oracle systems from a single implementation.
FastPass Sync for IBM
FastPass Password Sync can support IBM i series, IBM i AS400, IBM Z
Why FastPass Password Synchronization?
Password sync is an automatic process of copying a new password to the user’s accounts on different systems. Users have then only one password to remember. Some of the benefits are convenience for your users and employees, increased security, and reduced costs.
For medium and large organizations password synchronization is a quick and most effective way of solving password management problems. The chance that the user is blocked from getting work done because of a forgotten password is related to the number of different passwords user needs to remember. The more passwords the user needs to remember, the higher the chance to forget one. Requests about password resets and other password-related issues demand the most helpdesk resources. Fewer passwords to remember = fewer help desk calls.
When users only have one password to remember you will see a sharp decline in the number of forgotten passwords as well compared to the situation with many different passwords with different password policies.
You may, however, have these challenges:
Password policy must be identical for different passwords
User-ids must be identical or be mapped
Process in place for asynchronous handling if the target system is unavailable
Solutions for password synchronization are in general cheaper than Single Sign-On (SSO) solutions and are more robust to changes in the software configuration of the target systems.
You have low complexity in a password synchronization project as you don’t need to change any user process. Just inform them that they now have the same password for all systems – they just have to change the password when Windows ask them to!
Fewer password means fewer help desk calls
For medium and large organizations password synchronization is a quick and most effective way of solving user password-related problems. The chance of a user productivity being affected because of a forgotten password is related to the number of different passwords the user needs to remember. The more application passwords needed to remembered, the higher the chance to forget one. Requests about password resets and other password-related issues demand the most helpdesk resources.
Transparent Password Synchronization You Can Rely On
The password that was changed by a user on a native system must be tested for strength against the FastPass password policy. If it is acceptable, FastPass will synchronize passwords automatically locally and across other systems, which are used by the user.
The process of Password synchronization works as follows:
User: When the password is expired or whenever the user wants to change it, the user enters the login ID, current password, and new value.
Login server: receives a request and approves password quality internally; requests Password Manager interceptor library to further confirmation of password quality
Password Manager interceptor: affiliates the Password Manager server to establish an encrypted connection; despatch a request for password policy control.
Password manager: approves password quality.
Login server: changes the user’s password internally and notifies Password Manager interceptor of successful change.
Password Manager interceptor: affiliates the Password Manager server to establish an encrypted connection; despatch a request for password sync.
Password Manager: puts the new password for synchronization into a queue
Password Manager: resolves the single queued event to a table of passwords that need to be set for a particular user (one per login account).
Password Manager: sets the user’s passwords across all systems to the new value
Password Manager: in case of failure notifies the user about the problem
"The number of forgotten passwords per involved user per year has dropped from 1.6 to 0.3. This is an improvement of 83%!"