Maximum Failed Login Attempts
|This indicates the number of consecutive attempts that a user can try to log in without the account getting locked. If the value you entered is 2, the account is locked if the login attempt fails twice.|
Lock Timeout Increment FactorWhen
This indicates how much the account unlock timeout is incremented by after each failed login attempt. For example, according to the values configured in the above screen, when a user exceeds the specified limit
5 minutes, which is the time specified in Account Unlock Time.
of 4 Maximum Failed Login Attempts, the account is locked for
10 minutes. This account unlock timeout is calculated as follows.
If the user attempts to log in
with invalid credentials
again after the wait time has elapsed and the account
wait time is 7 minutes (i.e., the Account Unlock Time in addition to the Lock Timeout increment Factor). In the event that the account gets locked again, the wait time is 9 minutes as this is incremented by the Lock Timeout Increment Factor again
is unlocked, the
number of login attempt cycles is now 2 and the wait time is 20 minutes.
Account Unlock Time
The time specified here is in minutes. According to the values in the screenshot above, the account is locked for 5 minutes after the user's second failed attempt and authentication can be attempted once this time has passed.
Account Lock Enabled
This enables locking the account when authentication fails.