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user id getting locked daily

madhudeepan
Frequent Advisor

user id getting locked daily

one of the user id is getting locked .

system is not trusted.

ver hp-ux 11iv1

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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: user id getting locked daily

Shalom,

Check the logs for evidence.

Often cron jobs, run on other systems will attempt logins and trigger this problem.

/var/adm/syslog/syslog.log

That is where I'd start.

Other evidence such as what time of day it is.

As to what mechanism is locking the user id itself on a non trusted system this is interesting. Usually as a systems administrator, I'd have a script check lastb output and lock the user after three bad login attempts.

That would be running on the root cron schedule.

SEP
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Victor Fridyev
Honored Contributor

Re: user id getting locked daily

Hi,

What does it mean "locked". Password locked or something other ?
Password ( or account ) can be locked, if the user tried more than a limit to log in with a wrong password, if this feature is configured in the pam module.
Did you configure this in /etc/pam.conf or /etc/default/security.

HTH
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