Once the Password Reset service has been registered, the service must be configured by a user with administrator privileges.
Select the realm for which the Password Reset service is registered.
Click the Services tab.
Click Password Reset from the services list.
The Password Reset attributes appear, allowing you to define requirements for the Password Reset service. Make sure that the Password Reset service is enabled (it is by default). At a minimum, the following attributes must be defined:
The Bind DN attribute must contain a user with privileges for resetting the password (for example, Help Desk Administrator). Due a limitation in Directory Server, Password Reset does not work when the bind DN is cn=Directory Manager.
The remaining attributes are optional. See the online help for a description of the service attributes.
Access Manager automatically installs the Password Reset web application for random password generation. However, you can write your own plug-in classes for password generation and password notification. See the following Readme.html files in the following locations for samples for these plug-in classes.
Select the Personal Question Enabled attribute if the user is to define his/her unique personal questions. Once the attributes are defined, click Save.
The Password Reset service contains a lockout feature that will restrict users to a certain number of attempts to correctly answer their secret questions. The lockout feature is configured through the Password Reset service attributes. See the online help for a description of the service attributes. Password Reset supports two types of lockout, memory lockout and physical lockout.
This is a temporary lockout and is in effect only when the value in the Password Reset Failure Lockout Duration attribute is greater than zero and the Enable Password Reset Failure Lockout attribute is enabled. This lockout will prevent users from resetting their password through the Password Reset web application. The lockout lasts for the duration specified in Password Reset Failure Lockout Duration, or until the server is restarted. See the online help for a description of the service attributes.
This is a more permanent lockout. If the value set in the Password Reset Failure Lockout Count attribute is set to 0 and the Enable Password Reset Failure Lockout attribute is enabled, the users’ account status is changed to inactive when he or she incorrectly answers the secret questions. See the online help for a description of the service attributes.