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RE: Pam_Tally2 User Lockouts. (Kaydo)


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Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 15:15:59 -0500
From: "Kaydo" <kaydo rice edu>
To: "'General Red Hat Linux discussion list'" <redhat-list redhat com>
Subject: Pam_Tally2 User Lockouts.
Message-ID: <FE71C7ADF9DF4916A0784165E03F187E adminsystems rice edu>
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>I've configured user lockouts using the pam_tally2 module but I have a
>question.  Is there a command that I can run that will tell me whether
>user's account is locked out from this module or not?  If I run passwd
><user> it doesn't say that the account is locked, I'm thinking this
>works if the account was locked using usermod -L.  I know I can use
>pam_tally2 command to see the failed login counts, but it would be
great if
>there were a command that would directly tell me if a user was locked
>due to this module.  Anybody know of such a command?

>Thanks guys,

Of course, you know about the faillog program.  Faillog -u userid tells
you if that userid is locked out, and faillog -u userid -r resets the
account.  Check the man pages for more info.


>Kenrick Bramble, Systems Manager

>Administrative Systems Dept | 713-348-8645 |  <mailto:kaydo rice edu>
>kaydo rice edu Rice University | 6100 Main Street | Houston, TX 77005 

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