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MyServices / IDCS Account Is Locked Frequently (Doc ID 2400030.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 05, 2019

Applies to:

Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : N/A version, Accessing Service Instances and Managing Users

MyServices / IDCS Account is locked frequently. After resetting password, following a variable about of time later, the account is locked and not due to entering invalid password via the login screen.

ERROR
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Account Locked

STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Reset Password

2. Login, logout, return several hours later, days or weeks later.

Time between lockouts will depend frequency of service instance access storage AND the IDCS setting for 'Number of failed attempts before locking account'.
This is not limited to database backups, but using database backups as an example. Say a backup runs 1 day with the default setting of 3 failed attempts to before a account is locked.
Now say the user in question changed their password on Friday and did not return until Monday. A backup ran on schedule Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night.
User returns Monday to find their account is locked.



BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
If user is the only Administrator for the cloud account, customer will not have administrative access.

Cause

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