The nFront Web Password Change is a password change portal for AD users which is "nFront Password Filter" aware. It is a small software package that you install on Internet Information Server. It understands the password policies defined with nFront Password Filter. When the user enters his or her name and tabs to the next field the password policy rules that apply to the specific account are retrieved and displayed. If the user attempts a password change that is disallowed by nFront Password Filter a more detailed failure message will be displayed and the user will be given another attempt to change his or her password.
When a user types in their password the password policy rules that apply to their specific account are displayed.
If the user types a password that does not meet the rules, the screen refreshes and shows the exact reasons for failure.
You can install the software in less than 5 minutes. There is no configuration except for the registration code to be entered if you purchase the product.
The software uses the same client DLL that is used on XP, Vista and Windows 7. The client DLL has the technology to communicate with any DC using encrypted RPC to pull a list of password policy rules and to check the password against the rules. The software connects to the nFront Password Policy service on any DC. If the password meets the nFront Password Filter rules a call to the standard password change API is initiated. The password change may still fail if the password is one that has been used in the past X passwords depending on your domain-level password history settings.