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Sharepoint Password Expiration Example: Poor UI

 

SharePoint password expiration: that alone is often enough to make chills run down the back of a typical IT administrator. Regardless of the environment, SharePoint remains a popular choice for many organizations. Reasons vary, of course, but the fact remains that SharePoint shows up just about everywhere, even today. That’s not to say that everything with SharePoint is perfect: simply do a...

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Tags: Authentication Methods, Identity Provider, User Experience, password expiration, Password Management, #SharePoint, User Authentication

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Ask Christopher: Enable MFA For Password Reset

It is now November 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic is still in full swing. Pandemic culture requires everyone to spend more time at home, affording additional opportunities to take advantage of the myriad benefits found in the digital age. During this particular season, I’m talking about shopping online, of course! The increase in dependency on online activity has also led to an increase in the...

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Tags: MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, password fatigue, #passwords, #passwordrecovery, #passwrds, PortalGuard#SSPR#, selfservicepasswordreset, SSPR, information systems

Let’s Talk Desktop 2FA

Desktop 2FA is a more modern take on the Two-Factor Authentication idea.  The notion is to add the level of security brought by 2FA to the end-user’s machine.  In an era where Data Breaches have become a norm, the question is no longer if data will be compromised, but when.  When credentials are captured and data is exposed, Desktop 2FA adds an additional layer of security to ensure personal...

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Tags: Two-Factor Authentication, Yubico, Biometrics, desktop 2FA, offline desktop 2fa, enable 2fa, security compliance, bio-key, two-step authentication

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Keeping Our Customers Happy with HappyFox

Customer support is pivotal in every vertical for a simple reason: customers keep companies alive.  Existing customers provide feedback, revenue flow, and even referral business for a given company.  This only remains true if customers are happy and cared for throughout the lifetime of the partnership. Elite and dedicated customer support drives customer relationships and enables companies to...

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Tags: Authentication Security, contextual authentication, #deployment, HelpDesk, IT Security, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, SSO, Password Security, privacy, Self-Service Password Reset, SSPR, support, Two-Factor Authentication, PortalGuard Authentication Provider

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Prophecy Vs. Reality: Popular Cybersecurity Trends of 2019

Society loves prophecy.  Whether it’s used as a justification for acts of good or evil, or even if it’s just a matter of looking at your friend and saying “HA!  I was right!”  Correctly predicting what’s coming is a safe bet in terms of drawing interest, and it is a small wonder that even the biggest tech giants have hopped on that bandwagon.  Of course, prophecy and reality often differ, and...

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Ask Christopher - Why should I use the SQL Back-End with my PortalGuard implementation?

Knowing where to store user data is tough.  Many variables must be considered before making a final decision, and the choice itself is never easy.  PPortalGuard offers two different options for storing user-specific data: the file system and an SQL backend.  While the initial choice may be daunting, it really is a no-brainer when you think about it.

For many administrators, implementing an...

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Your Online Security is Important - Better Your Digital Profile

Strong online security is the white whale of the digital revolution.  With each step towards the final achievement, development and ingenuity necessitate that the individual takes two steps back.  One step to familiarize oneself with the new technology, and another to determine the best foot forward. It’s an inescapable fact that technology moves faster than most people. 

Rapid evolution isn’t...

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Ask Christopher - Importance of a Test Server

Managing solutions and the various resources allocated to those solutions is a nightmare.  Tacking a test or development environment is just another hassle, right?  However, start thinking about the potential fallout from simple human error when vetting hasn’t been completed properly.  It’s easy to see the benefits to setting up those environments.

This quarter, the most common question to...

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Tags: 2FA, #deployment, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, PortalGuard, SSO, PortalGuard for Education, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, Two-Factor Authentication, upgrades, updating software, test server, production, testing before deployment, development server, testing environment, administrator

SAML or CAS SSO - Which Industry Standard Protocol Should You Choose?

Industry standard protocols are the reason that Single Sign-On (SSO) is a popular topic throughout the tech industry.  SSO reduces login prompts for end-users while improving both usability and productivity. Without the use of industry-standard protocols, this entire process would be much more difficult to implement and manage.  However, it can often be difficult to decide which protocol to...

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Ask Christopher - "Should I Upgrade?"

Upgrading is always a top priority in the software industry.  Keeping vital software running smoothly and without issues is imperative to any industry with a digital presence.   With an authentication package like PortalGuard, up-to-date software also brings along new features and fixes for existing bugs or hiccups discovered along the way.  With that in mind, I am not surprised at the most...

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