FAILLOCK(8)               (06/08/2020)                FAILLOCK(8)

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

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

     DESCRIPTION
          The pam_faillock.so 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 tally files. It can
          display the recent failed authentication attempts of the
          username or clear the tally files of all or individual
          usernames.

     OPTIONS
          --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.

          --reset
              Instead of displaying the user's failure records, clear
              them.

     FILES
          /var/run/faillock/*
              the files logging the authentication failures for users

     SEE ALSO
          pam_faillock(8), pam(8)

     AUTHOR
          faillock was written by Tomas Mraz.

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