What is pam_faillock and how to use it in Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

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  • What is pam_faillock ? How to implement account lockout policy using pam_faillock.so ?
  • pam_tally is deprecated in RHEL6, what can I configure instead of pam_tally ?
  • How do I reset/view failure attempts of user for pam_faillock ?
  • How can I use pam_faillock to disable a particular user(s) from getting locked out after multiple unsuccessful login attempts?
  • Since faillog command (pam_tally) is not available in RHEL 6, how do I use pam_faillock instead ?
  • pam_tally counter reset does not work correctly
  • What can I use instead of pam_tally2 since it is unavailable in RHEL 8?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9
  • PAM
  • pam_faillock.so

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