Summary for Locking a user after a number of unsuccessful password attempts

From: Jim setterberg <>
Date: Thu May 20 2010 - 11:16:03 EDT
Hi Everyone,


A big THANKS to all who responded.


The answer lies in three files:

/etc/default/login (RETRIES)

/etc/security/policy.conf (LOCK_AFTER_RETRIES)

/etc/user_attr (LOCK_AFTER_RETRIES)


Again, THANKS to all who responded.


Jim Setterberg

Sr. System Consultant

JKS Consulting LLC

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Received on Thu May 20 11:17:11 2010

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