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LockUserAccountAfterASetNumberOfLoginAttempts

The PAM (Pluggable Authentication Module) module pam_tally keeps track of unsuccessful login attempts then disables user accounts when a preset limit is reached. This is often referred to as account lockout.

To lock out a user after 4 attempts, two entries need to be added to the files at /etc/pam.d/

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