Reset users' passwords (cockpit)

Background / Value

Resetting passwords is one of the most common operations in the help desk. ARM enables revision-proof password reset. The safety-critical action is recorded in the logbook.

 

Step-by-step process

  1. Choose Cockpit.
  2. Choose "Employee search". Employees are assigned to you by an administrator through the Active Directory "Manager" attribute.
  3. Choose Manage users. Users are assigned to you by an administrator through the Data Owner Configuration.

The range of available services (buttons) varies according to role (login), risk assessment and configuration.

 

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  1. Use the search to filter a long list of employees or search for users.
  2. Select one or more users.
  3. In the collection you can see already selected users.
  4. ARM shows you the information (attributes) of the selected user. If you have selected more than one user, only the common attributes will be displayed.
  5. Click "Reset Password".

 

  1. ARM shows you which users you have selected and whose passwords you are resetting.
  2. Assign a password. This password must be changed by the user when logging in for the next time.
  3. Optional: Specify an email address to which the password will be sent.

Choose an email address that the user can still receive.

  1. You must provide a reason for the password reset.
  2. Click on "execute action".

If you are logged in as an administrator you will see two more options:

  • The user must change the password at next logon
  • unlock user account

These options are always activated if logged in as a non-administrative user.