faillock

FAILLOCK(8)                    Linux-PAM Manual                    FAILLOCK(8)

NAME
       faillock - Tool for displaying and modifying the authentication failure
       record files

SYNOPSIS
       faillock [--dir /path/to/tally-directory] [--user username] [--reset]

DESCRIPTION
       The pam_faillock.so module maintains a list of failed authentication
       attempts per user during a specified interval and locks the account in
       case there were more than deny consecutive failed authentications. It
       stores the failure records into per-user files in the tally directory.

       The faillock command is an application which can be used to examine and
       modify the contents of the tally files. It can display the recent
       failed authentication attempts of the username or clear the tally files
       of all or individual usernames.

OPTIONS
       --dir /path/to/tally-directory
           The directory where the user files with the failure records are
           kept. The default is /var/run/faillock.

       --user username
           The user whose failure records should be displayed or cleared.

       --reset
           Instead of displaying the user's failure records, clear them.

FILES
       /var/run/faillock/*
           the files logging the authentication failures for users

SEE ALSO
       pam_faillock(8), pam(8)

AUTHOR
       faillock was written by Tomas Mraz.

Linux-PAM Manual                  06/08/2020                       FAILLOCK(8)
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