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security audits: failed login

security audits: failed login

security audits: failed login

(OP)
The default for failed login attempts before a log entry is made is 5 failures. Our security auditors want this knocked down to 3 consecutive attempts. Is there an override for the default that can be put in /etc/system?

RE: security audits: failed login

It's not well documented but add the variable:

RETRIES=3

to your /etc/default/login file.

That should do the trick.

jfk

RE: security audits: failed login

Doh! Sorry, I wasn't thinking this through. The above variable works when you have the PAM (Pluggable Authentication Module) in place. This package is available for Solaris 2.6+.

jfk

RE: security audits: failed login

(OP)
Thanks. Will keep the PAM in mind when we move up to 2.6. However, we are still running Solaris 2.5.1

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