Monday, December 19, 2011

How to reset Locked user account password on RedH

If user tries multiple attempt to login to the server, account will be locked. Using password command will not work. So you can use pam_tally2 command to see the failed attempts.

# pam_tally2 --reset --user clanty
Login Failures Latest failure From
clanty 50 12/19/11 14:24:53

# passwd -u clanty
# passwd clanty
# chage -d 0 clanty # force user to change pw.

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