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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 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                  03/22/2017                       FAILLOCK(8)