SSH Public key successful login unlocks locked user accounts.

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • SSH Public key login unlocks a user who got locked out using incorrect password without waiting for lockout period to end.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • pam_faillock

Subscriber exclusive content

A Red Hat subscription provides unlimited access to our knowledgebase, tools, and much more.

Current Customers and Partners

Log in for full access

Log In

New to Red Hat?

Learn more about Red Hat subscriptions

Using a Red Hat product through a public cloud?

How to access this content