What is pam_faillock and how to use it in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 & 9?

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  • What is pam_faillock?
  • How do I implement account lockout policy using pam_faillock.so?
  • How do I reset/view failed login attempts by a user for pam_faillock?
  • How can I exclude users from getting locked out by pam_faillock after multiple unsuccessful login attempts?
  • What can I use instead of pam_tally2 since it is unavailable in RHEL 8?
  • How to persist account lockouts after system reboot?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9
  • PAM
  • pam_faillock.so
  • authselect

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