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Set the Maximum Number of Login Attempts

Here you may set the maximum number of sequential invalid login attempts that may be made against any native user.

Steps

  1. Sign in as a user with at least the Security Administrator capability global role assignment .
  2. Go to MANAGE > Users in the banner.
  3. Specify the maximum number of sequential invalid login attempts that may be made against any native user in the MAX FAILED LOGINS pulldown.
Information note

Exceeding the number specified of invalid login attempts locks that user. In order to login again, the user account must be unlocked via MANAGE > Users.

Example

Sign in as Administrator .

Go to MANAGE > Users in the top banner.

Specify the “3” as the maximum number of sequential invalid login attempts that may be made against any native user in the MAX FAILED LOGINS pulldown.

Log in as the user Bob but with an invalid password. Now, do so again:

Information note

On the second attempt and failure to login, you see User account will be locked on the next failure .

Log in one last time as Bob with an invalid password.

Information note

On the third failed attempt the user account is locked. You see User is locked .

Now, log back in at Administrator or any user with the Security Administrator capability global role assignment , and go to MANAGE > Users .

Information note

The user account Bob is locked.

Unlock the account by selecting the account and clicking Unlock .

Information note

You may lock any account at any time as long as you have the Security Administrator capability global role assignment .

Information note

The Administrator user account cannot be locked out.

Information note

Once a user account is locked it must be Unlock ed. Simply disabling the MAX FAILED LOGINS does not unlock those user accounts.

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