MessageOps Password Synchronization allows organizations to synchronize their passwords from their local Active Directory to Office 365.
MessageOps Password Sync is a great alternative for organizations that don’t want the added complexity and cost that comes with deploying an AD FS infrastructure. AD FS is great for large organizations, but in many cases it just doesn’t make sense for small and medium size organizations.
Here’s a quick overview of how the solution works. MessageOps’ Office 365 Password Synchronization consists of 2 main components:
The job of the Password Client is to intercept password changes as they occur on the domain controllers. Since you don’t know which domain controller a user is going to use to reset their password, the Password Client must be installed on all domain controllers. The Password Client does not interfere with the password change process, it simply intercepts the change request as it happens. When a user’s password is changed, the client intercepts it, and passes it off to the Password Server.
The job of the Password Server is to reset the passwords in Office 365. The Password Server will be installed on a single server and all Password Client systems will be configured to use the single Password Server. When the Password Client sends a password change to the Password Server, the Password Server connects to Office 365 and resets the user’s password. The entire process from the user changing their password in Active Directory to the password being reset in Office 365 typically takes less than 30 seconds.
The installation and configuration of MessageOps Password is very straight forward. Detailed instructions can be found on the Installation and Configuration Guide page.
If you are having problems getting the Password Synchronization working or have questions about its use, please visit the Password Sync Common Issues and Questions page.
MessageOps Password Synchonization is free for all MessageOps clients. If you aren’t a MessageOps client, it’s free and easy to become one, click here for the details. Once MessageOps is set as your partner, follow this link and request a license key.
If you are not a MessageOps client and you want to use the software in your environment, the price is $5 per user, per year. Password Synchronization can be purchased directly from the MessageOps Store.
Licensing is based on the number of licensed user accounts in your Office 365 subscription, not the number of users in your Active Directory.
Volume pricing is available if you have over 500 users, please Contact Us for all purchase options or with any questions you have.
Password Synchronization can be purchased directly from the MessageOps Store.
If you are located in the UK or Ireland, please contact AIM Online Services for purchase options.