FAILLOCK(8) Linux-PAM Manual FAILLOCK(8)
faillock - Tool for displaying and modifying the authentication failure
faillock [--dir /path/to/tally-directory] [--user username] [--reset]
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.
The directory where the user files with the failure records are
kept. The default is /var/run/faillock.
The user whose failure records should be displayed or cleared.
Instead of displaying the user's failure records, clear them.
the files logging the authentication failures for users
faillock was written by Tomas Mraz.
Linux-PAM Manual 06/08/2020 FAILLOCK(8)
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