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How To Avoid Locking Local Accounts When Using the PAM "pam_tally" Plug-in (Doc ID 1967351.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 14, 2022

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 to Oracle Linux 7.8 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.14.35] [Release OL5 to OL7U8]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86


This document describes how to avoid locking local accounts from pam_tally.

1.Please test on test environment before applying any changes to a production system as a misconfigured PAM might block all account logins.
2. The below examples assume changes will be applied system-wide by editing /etc/pam.d/system-auth. Exceptions could also be deployed on a service-by-service basis by editing the service-specific configurfation file, e.g. only for sshd /etc/pam.d/sshd.



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In this Document
 EXAMPLE 1 - Avoid Blocking An Indivitual Account
EXAMPLE 2 -Avoid Blocking the Members of a Group

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