Last updated on OCTOBER 11, 2016
Applies to:Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition - Version 6.3 SP1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 06-Jun-2014***
Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 (and higher)
After enabling account lockout users are locked out permanently after exceeding the passwordMaxFailure limit.
Password Compatibility Mode is set to DS5-compat, i.e.
pwd-compat-mode : DS5-compatible-mode
for example after binding incorrectly for 5 attempts the following is recorded on the next bind,
# ldapsearch -D "uid=ahall, ou=People, dc=example,dc=com" -w badpassword -b dc=example,dc=com uid=ahall dn
ldap_simple_bind: Constraint violation
ldap_simple_bind: additional info: Exceed password retry limit. Account locked.
The issue started after enabling a new global password policy.
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