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Password Policy Enforcer with Enzoic (formerly PasswordPing)

Installation Instructions

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To install PPE with Enzoic (formerly PasswordPing), perform the following steps on your Domain Controller(s):

  1. Run the installer, PPE900_PasswordPing.exe, and then reboot the DC when prompted (this will need to be done on each DC in the domain).
  2. Open the PPE Configuration application from the Password Policy Enforcer with Enzoic/PasswordPing program group.
  3. Select the PPS item in the left pane of the console and click PPS Properties.
  4. On the Enzoic/PasswordPing tab of the PPS Properties dialog, enter the API key and Secret you were provided.
  5. Close the PPS Properties dialog.
  6. Create a PPE policy by highlighting Policies in the left hand pane, right clicking and selecting New Policy. Give the policy a name. The only thing necessary to change in the Policy Properties dialog is to assign the policy to desired users, groups or OUs on the Assigned To tab.
  7. Select the new policy in the left pane. Enable Enzoic/PasswordPing on the new policy by double clicking the Compromised item in the right hand pane. Check the Enabled box and add a path to the provided Compromised.txt file in the first edit box (this file is installed into C:\Program Files (x86)\Password Policy Enforcer with Enzoic/PasswordPing 9.0). This file is a list of SHA-1 password hashes that will automatically be rejected in addition to those rejected by the Enzoic/PasswordPing service. You can add any custom passwords you would like to reject by adding the SHA1 for the password to this file.
  8. Test the new password policy by attempting to change a user password or using the PPE Test Policies dialog (accessible by right clicking the Policies item in the left hand tree view). Try entering Password-123 as a password and ensuring it is rejected.

Multiple Domain Controllers

In the case of multiple domain controllers, you just need to install PPE on each controller.  PPE stores its settings in Active Directory, so once it is configured on one controller, the configuration settings will replicate to all the DCs in the domain.

Deploying via GPO

If you select the Advanced install option when you run PPE900_PasswordPing.exe, it will guide you more info about setting up GPO push installs for both server and client installations for your environment.

Firewall Requirements

Enzoic/PasswordPing must be able to contact its servers to look up the compromised status for passwords.  The IP addresses below should be whitelisted for outbound communications over TCP ports 80 and 443 from your domain controllers.

North/South America:





It is also necessary to whitelist port 80 outbound to,, and If you are unable to whitelist by domain, use DNS lookup on those domains and whitelist the underlying IPs.

Network Troubleshooting:

Please try running the attached executable on the problem system and send us back the results. This executable tries to connect to the target API endpoint using both HTTPS and HTTP using exactly the same code and provides a log of the results.

To run the executable, open a command line and run it as: