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FAILLOCK(8)		       Linux-PAM Manual			   FAILLOCK(8)

       faillock - Tool for displaying and modifying the authentication failure
       record files

       faillock [--dir /path/to/tally-directory] [--user username] [--reset]

       The module maintains a list of failed authentication
       attempts per user during a specified interval and locks the account in
       case there were more than deny consecutive failed authentications. It
       stores the failure records into per-user files in the tally directory.

       The faillock command is an application which can be used to examine and
       modify the contents of the the tally files. It can display the recent
       failed authentication attempts of the username or clear the tally files
       of all or individual usernames.

       --dir /path/to/tally-directory
	   The directory where the user files with the failure records are
	   kept. The default is /var/run/faillock.

       --user username
	   The user whose failure records should be displayed or cleared.

	   Instead of displaying the userĀ“s failure records, clear them.

	   the files logging the authentication failures for users

       pam_faillock(8), pam(8)

       faillock was written by Tomas Mraz.

Linux-PAM Manual		  11/21/2013			   FAILLOCK(8)

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