Password Reset in Azure set to "None" but I can still change my password?

EE-9037 526 Reputation points


I enabled password writeback in our Azure ADConnect. After that, I went to and was able to change my password and it updated my AD account password as well. Great! If that's the case, what is the use of "Password Reset Enable" that is set to None? I understand that if I change it to "Selected", I could only affect a group of users that I will add there. But ours is set to None and I could still change my password. What is it for then? It appears to have no effect in allowing the user to change their password. Could someone please enlighten me on this. Thank you!


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  1. Ravi Kanth Koppala 3,226 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @EE-9037 ,
    Changing passwords and resetting passwords through self-service are two different features. The self-service password reset property will enable them to reset their password (when they forgot it), and the change password feature will allow you to change the password and for that, you should remember your current password. From your question, I understand you are referring to changing passwords which is the default behavior every user gets by default, and the image is referring to the self-service reset password feature.

    Hope this helps.

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