This feature includes the option to disable an account for a configurable period of time after consecutive failed logins. After the configured duration elapses a disabled account is re-enabled automatically. The configurable period of lockout time ranges from 1 minute to 1 hour. The configurable number of the consecutive failed attempts ranges from 1 to 10.
The intent is to ensure the box is not ever completely locked out.
This feature augments this behavior in two ways:
- The failsafe account can now be locked out provided that the lockout is timed.
- All admin accounts can now be locked out provided that at least one is timed.