"Password security and the means of achieving it within a Novell environment"

by Erik Ball
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute Encryption & Authentication novell/netware issues

Today, passwords are the primary means of authenticating to most computer systems. As a result, people are forced to remember an abundance of passwords, not only for their employer’s directory services, email, and other applications, but also for some web sites they visit. Since they must remember a lot of passwords, it is likely that their password was chosen with simplicity in mind and can be easily guessed or cracked. A step towards maintaining security is breaking users of this habit and enforcing strong passwords. Account security is critical, especially for more privileged accounts, which can provide access to sensitive mission critical data, personal information, such as social security numbers, or financial information, like credit cards numbers or account access. This paper will focus on the need for password security and the various means of implementing and maintaining it within a Novell NDS / eDirectory environment. Securing the accounts in your directory involve...

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