My Oracle Support Banner

ODSEE - BINDs Fail with - "Exceed password retry limit. Account locked." (Doc ID 1319793.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 10, 2019

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=test_user, ou=People, dc=example,dc=com" -w badpassword -b dc=example,dc=com uid=test_user 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.


To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!

In this Document

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.