In this article, we will discuss what is password writeback in Azure AD, its features, and how to enable password writeback in Azure AD, etc.
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What is password writeback in Azure AD?
Password writeback is an excellent feature that helps in the scenario when you are changing your password for your Azure AD in the cloud, which will automatically write back the password to your existing on-premises directory.
You can enable the password writeback feature via Azure AD Connect as well as SSPR.
Features Of Password Writeback in Azure AD
Let’s discuss a few key features of Writeback Azure AD.
While trying to change the password, if in case it didn’t meet the password policy or due to some reason you are not able to update your passwords, the writeback feature helps you with an immediate notification on the detailed reason.
No inbound firewall rules needed
You don’t need any inbound firewall rule in case of Password writeback as all communication is outbound over port 443.
Ensures your password meets your on-premises AD DS policy
Once you are trying to reset your password, before updating, this feature ensures that the password entered by you meets your on-premises AD DS policy in terms of complexity, age, history, restrictions, etc.
How do I enable writeback password in Azure?
Follow the below steps to enable the writeback password for SSPR.
- Use your global admin account credentials to log in to Azure Portal.
- Once you have logged in to the portal, search for Azure Active Directory and click on the search result Azure Active Directory.
- Click on the Password reset from the left navigation –> Then select On-premises integration.
- Set Yes for the option Write back passwords to your on-premises directory?.
- Then set Yes for the option Allow users to unlock accounts without resetting their password?.
- Finally, click on the Save button to save the changes.
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