Good news, everyone! Adaxes 2017.1 is finally here.
The update brings a major extension to Password Self-Service, one of the most used and beloved features of Adaxes. Users can now reset passwords on domain-joined laptops that have no connection to a domain controller or no Internet access whatsoever.
The latest version also improves the Send SMS functionality, brings performance and stability improvements, bug fixes and other goodies you’d expect from an update.
Adaxes Password Self-Service now works with two new scenarios: offsite — when there’s no connection to the domain (e.g. at home) and offline — when the machine has no Internet access (e.g. in a hotel).
When users forget their password away from company’s premises, Adaxes allows them to reset it from a domain-joined laptop that has no connection to a domain controller. After that users can log in to the laptop with the new password. Adaxes does that by securely updating local credentials cache on users’ machines.
Adaxes now allows users to reset passwords on domain-joined laptops that are completely offline, by using their phones (or other devices with Internet access). When users start Adaxes Password Self-Service on an offline machine, they are given a request key and a link that needs to be opened on their phone. There they need to undergo a standard Adaxes AD password reset procedure by answering security questions and/or using SMS verification.
After that is done they are given a response key that needs to be entered to the offline laptop alongside the new password. After the key is verified, Adaxes updates local credentials cache one the laptop and allows users to log in.
Adaxes Password Self-Service now works lightning-fast even when there’s weak or no connection to AD. We’ve eliminated all delays when loading the Windows logon screen with ‘Forgot your password’ option enabled. This is achieved by caching the Password Self-Service Client settings on users’ computers.
Adaxes now supports Rest API for sending SMS messages that allows more reliable and universal interaction with SMS providers like Clickatell. Now you can also configure maximum SMS length sent by Adaxes.
With Adaxes 2017.1 we had to put our heads down to optimize a lot of under-the-hood processes to bring you better performance, stability improvements as well as bug-fixing. Here are the main ones: