**NOTE: The Password Synchronization Tool is being sunsetted by MessageOps**. The MessageOps Office 365 Password Synchronization tool allows organizations to synchronize their passwords from their local Active Directory to Office 365. 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. 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 Office365 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.
Detailed instructions can be found on the Installation and Configuration Guide page.
If you are a current Password Synchronization user and are having problems getting the Password Synchronization Tool for Microsoft Office 365 working or have questions about its use, please visit the Password Sync Common Issues and Questions page.
Password Synchronization is no longer available in the MessageOps store as it is being sunsetted. It was developed for use under Office 2010 and then updated to support 2013. This version was never intended to be used with Outlook 2016 or the impending 2019. Therefore, it comes down to the compatibility to the current Microsoft setup. Use at your own risk.
If you are a current Password Synchronization user or would like more information about our other tools, please contact MessageOps at 877-788-1617 or email [email protected]