Change Active Directory Password Remotely

Change Active Directory Password Remotely

Hello,

Today I wanted to share a small tips about a feature that is not widely known. Indeed, a lot of people deploy AD FS for Office 365 without knowing the full capabilities of this feature.

AD FS offer the possibility to each AD user to change their password without being on the LAN. If your AD FS farm is exposed on the internet, you can then use the AD FS to change your AD password. This can be useful for people that are not so often connected on the company LAN.

You can use the URL as below, you just need to adapt the domain name based on your company:

https://your.adfsfarm.fqdn/adfs/portal/updatepassword/

Change Active Directory Password Remotely - ADFS Prompt
Change Active Directory Password Remotely – ADFS Prompt

You cannot reset your password, but you can renew it if it’s expiring.

You do not need to be domain joined, you can change a password for another user that the one connected to the current computer. You still need to know the old password though.

This type of link can also be used to check if your AD FS farm is working.

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