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Re: pam_tally only for root

On Mon, Jan 24, Asif Iqbal wrote:

> Hi All
> I am planning to use pam_tally for console login to the server. Now I
> like use it only for root account and no other user. In other words only
> for root account allow 3 try and then lock it out until someone manually
> reset it. We have system admin users who have full sudo access to do
> that. User's do not need to be tallied becasue they all use SecurID for
> authentication which has been setup to lock account after 3 fail tries.
> Is that possible or should I look for a different solution?

It should be possible, if you use the per_user setting and aonly
set a limit with faillog -m.


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