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    Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    As the title says.

    We use Interjigsaw now which has a supervisor console which allows the staff to change kids passwords and browse their home folders in a nice console.

    As I am ripping it out I just wondered if others allow staff to change passwords. I thought about delegating them the right to do it and install a MMC with active directory users and computers on selected computers.

    Anyone else do it?

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    I would be more inclined to write a script for it. I am going to write a HTA with a simple interface where the person selects from a drop down box the year then a list can be populated with that year groups names for selection.

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    There's always Password Control

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    Here at kingswood my NM delegated the staff members to only allow them to change kids passwords and not other staff(s) passwords for obvious reasons and then we are using the password util from www.wisesoft.co.uk.

    You have to register ( but registration is fast and simple as well as free obviously )

    That is one of the edugeek members website ( cant remember his id off hand )

    Anyway very good site and utils imo

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    There's always self service password reset to allow the kids to do it themselves.

    http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...ewtopic&t=2059

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    I wrote a program a while back in VB 6 I think that would do that. I'll find the code for you and send it on if you like? Will needs a little modification domain name user password groups etc.. but will do the job well!

    If I remember right it also logs the changes in a text file or DB but I haven't looked at it for a while now lol

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    There's a free Pass Manager application from MST Software.

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    so who wants to test them all and report on the best one?

    EDIT: With the problem here of staff leaving themselves logged in, I also would expect a good util to require the member of staff to log in to the tool...

    [so a kid couldn't just come along and change other pupils passwords etc in those situations where the staff member has left themselves logged in]

    ...and then choose the pupil etc and change/reset the password.

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by tarquel
    so who wants to test them all and report on the best one?

    EDIT: With the problem here of staff leaving themselves logged in, I also would expect a good util to require the member of staff to log in to the tool...

    [so a kid couldn't just come along and change other pupils passwords etc in those situations where the staff member has left themselves logged in]

    ...and then choose the pupil etc and change/reset the password.

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    Well volunteered Nath

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    My code has a basic login added to the front since this happened when I first let the teachers use it lol!

    It could be modified to auth against an NT box.

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    I like the wisesoft password control utility. Making the folder read only still allows it to work. Like the password box too.

    Don't like the passmanager one. No 'are you sure you want to do this' dialog box and I ended up resetting a password. Also couldn't get the ignore list to work and now none of it works.

    My idea of using delegation is crap and overly complicated. I could have used the 'open home page' command to link to their home folders via web folders but the teachers will all get lost.

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    I've been wanting to allow this for a while, so I've been following this thread.

    With these applications, is it possile to limit the users they can reset? We need to restrict them to resetting pupils passwords, not other staff's, or, even worse, admin!

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    I can't comment on the others, but the admin side of Self Service Password Reset can be restricted to a specific AD group (Ie, Students) for teachers while admins can reset anyone.

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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    You do not need any of these software password managers. Windows comes with the stuff for a password manager for teachers. This is what i have on my Vanilla Windows 2003 Network with no extra software bits. (See attached photo) The tools come with Windows Server, i do not know why others are not using them.
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    Re: Allowing staff to change kids passwords

    Whereabouts did you install that from? I dont see it on the standard install

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