Applying a password reset

Self-service password reset is defined as any process or technology that allows users who have either forgotten their password or triggered an intruder lockout, to authenticate with an alternate factor, and repair their own problem, without calling the help desk. It is a common feature in identity management software.

Typically users who have forgotten their password launch a self-service application from an extension to their workstation login prompt, using their own or another user's web browser, or through a telephone call. Users establish their identity, without using their forgotten or disabled password, by answering a series of personal questions, using a hardware authentication token, and responding to a password ...

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