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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

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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Importance of Third-Party Testing and Verification

All companies that create software necessarily do varying degrees of internal testing. There are numerous types of which can include: unit, system or "end-to-end", regression, performance, load or "stress", accessibility and security. Yes, that is a LOT and it's only a sample! Having a dedicated team of specialists for this purpose is ideal, but anyone that works with the same product daily is...

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What's New in PortalGuard Version 6.2?

Here at PortalGuard your security is our main concern. We are always trying new things to keep you secure, but also make your life a little bit easier. In v6.2 we have widened the range of applications you can gain access to through Single Sign-On (SSO). Open Authentication 2.0 (OAuth 2.0) adds yet another way you can safely gain access to applications. OpenID Connect v1.0 (OIDC v1.0) adds the...

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What to do When You Don't Always Need Two-Factor Authentication

 

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is an important topic of discussion where security is of concern. Too many data breaches have occurred over the last 10 years purely because of lackadaisical security requirements. Many of these events would have been avoided with a proper Two-Factor Authentication system in place.  Security: personal, private, corporate – the list goes on and on. Each entry a...

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7 Blogs to Revisit for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Since 2004, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) have officially recognized October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).  Pulled directly from the official StaySafeOnline website, NCSAM is “…a broad effort to help all Americans stay safer and more secure online.”  Here at PortalGuard, Security is something that we take very...

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How One Foundation for Community Colleges Found a Password Management Solution to Fit Their Budget

It's not easy to find a solution that can resolve authentication and cybersecurity challenges for multiple institutions. In a market flooded with companies that promise to deliver a custom-tailored solution, one name should stand out: PortalGuard.

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Making Fiscally Sound Decisions for IT Security in Higher Education

It’s summer, the school year is officially over, but you now have a new budget in play.  Still thinking of making improvements before the next year begins?  Still dreaming of solutions to all those help desk calls?  Making well planned decisions to work within your new budget is a must. A top priority in making smart financial decisions is having the ability to grow with a solution and not...

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