Sun Java System Identity Synchronization for Windows 6.0 Deployment Planning Guide

Password Changes on Active Directory

Passwords modified on Active Directory are propagated through the Identity Manager-Identity Synchronization for Windows deployment as described below (See Overview for illustration):

  1. The user resets the password on Active Directory by using the Change Password option in the Task Manager dialog of Windows.

  2. Identity Synchronization for Windows detects the change and sets a password invalid flag on the corresponding user entry in the Identity Synchronization for Windows-managed Directory Server.

  3. The user connects to Directory Server for the password change to be complete (see On Demand Synchronization in the Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Installation Guide.)

  4. Identity Manager’s pwsync command also detects the password change and propagates it to all other Identity Manager-managed resources, except Directory Servers.