Living with Password Policies

It seems to be accepted wisdom that password policies are a Good Thing™ for IT security. But are they really? A password policy typically consists of two things: Rules about how complicated your password must be Rules about how often they must be changed, reused, etc. A typical policy will say ‘at least one upper case letter, one lower latter, one digit, at least 8 characters’ and ‘must be changed every 30 days’. And the general idea is that although this inconveniences users a bit it certainly increases security. Some web sites have rules for ranking the security of passwords,…

Centrify Provides Single Sign-On for ITRP

ITRP is a premium IT service management application service for large organizations and their external service providers. It has the unique ability to track end-to-end SLAs, as well as the services provided by shared services organizations and third-party service providers. ITRP also offers the most intuitive user interface of any enterprise-class ITSM application and delivers the fastest response times for organizations that operate globally. ITRP and Centrify are excited to announce the integration of ITRP with the Centrify User Suite which allows users to get browser and mobile device Single Sign On to ITRP.  Expect to hear more on this integration…

Centrify Announces Single Sign-On for Zoom- Start a Videoconference with No Passwords!

Zoom has pioneered the category of cloud meetings that unify cloud video conferencing, simple web meetings and mobile collaboration into one easy-to-use platform. Zoom has more than 5,000 businesses and 5.6 million participants from nearly every country around the world that use its secure meeting platform for video, audio and screen sharing.

Centrify Continues Office 365 Partnership Momentum with Upcoming Office 365 Webinars

Centrify for Office 365 was introduced at TechEd North America in June this year, just a few weeks after it passed a myriad of functional tests by Microsoft to qualify as a “Works with Office 365 – Identity” solution. Since then, Centrify has been partnering with Microsoft headquarter and field teams to bring the solution to our mutual prospects and customers – including plans to jointly present at a couple of upcoming customer webinars that I have highlighted at the bottom of this post.

New Demo Videos for Centrify User Suite, Mac Edition (“Centrify for Mac”)

We recorded a couple of new quick-start demonstrations showing the new Centrify for Mac GUI in action. The first video shows all the steps from downloading the Suite to installation to joining the domain to your first login with an AD account. The second video gives a quick demonstration of how group policies (available to Licensed users) can be used to configure banner text, give Local Admin rights to certain AD groups and set up network shares to be automatically mounted at login.