Get your umbrella out. It’s raining apps! From the classroom to your personal photos, almost every app and aspect of a student’s life can be stored in the cloud, and that makes for a lot of passwords to enter and remember. Studying late and locked out of Office 365? Looks like you will have to call the help desk; no need if a Self Service Password Reset Solution for education was in place!
Office 365 is one of many applications that students use, and with that comes another password to remember, not to mention the security now needed to protect your data from hacktivists! With Self Service Password Reset (SSPR) and Single Sign-on (SSO) solutions integrated with Office 365, students and faculty now have the power to reset their password, unlock their account, and access multiple apps from one entry point, making it both usable and secure!
Single Sign-on (SSO)
Swinging too far towards security comes at the cost of usability. SSO can help increase both security and usability for your users. SSO allows the end-user to login to a single portal and access multiple applications seamlessly, eliminating secondary login screens and increasing usability. Security is increased with SSO by having a central entry point where things like password expiration, strong password complexity rules and stronger authentication like 2FA or knowledge-based authentication (KBA) can be centrally enforced.
Self Service Password Reset
Forgotten passwords, password expirations, and helpdesk calls: these create frustrations for both the user and the IT professionals. With Self Service Password Reset in place, you give the power to the user to reset their forgotten password, reducing helpdesk calls, increasing ROI.
As you can see, your students and faculty need that extra level of Identity Management, and your college or university could use the extra ROI. Many colleges and universities have integrated with PortalGuard, bringing them the level of Identity Management they need and the ROI their boss loves!