clear account lockout

clear account [all | name] lockout


Re-enables an account that has been locked out (disabled) for exceeding the permitted number failed login attempts. This was configured by using the configure account [all | name] password-policy lockout-on-login-failures [on | off] command.

Syntax Description

all Specifies all users.
name Specifies an account name.



Usage Guidelines

This command applies to sessions at the console port of the switch as well as all other sessions.

You can re-enable both user and administrative accounts, once they have been disabled for exceeding the 3 failed login attempts.



The failsafe accounts are never locked out.

This command only clears the locked-out (or disabled) condition of the account. The action of locking out accounts following the failed login attempts remains until you turn it off by issuing the configure account [all | name] password-policy lockout-on-login failures off command.


The following command re-enables the account finance, which had been locked out (disabled) for exceeding 3 consecutive failed login attempts:

clear account finance lockout


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.2.

Platform Availability

This command is available on ExtremeSwitching X435, X440-G2, X450-G2, X460-G2, X465, X590, X620, X670-G2, X690, X695, X870, 5320, 5420, and 5520 series switches.