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Randomly there are e-mail accounts that have there password reset. I have done some searching and found out that bots could be attacking the e-mail address, therefore forcing the accounts to be locked out. Is there a way to disable the lockout in ClearOS.
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by:TobiasHolm
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Hi!

Open the ClearOS web interface on your browser and go to "Directory - Password Policies" in the menu. You can then disable the "Password Lockout" feature.

Ref: http://www.clearfoundation.com/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,232/catid,14/func,view/id,35060/

Regards, Tobias
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by:christoforatos1968
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These are the only options located in the Directory-Password Policies. There is no Password Lockout feature.
I am using ClearOS Enterprise5.2.

Minimum Password Length      
Minimum Password Age      
Maximum Password Age      
History Size
Do i need a different version to be able to see Password Lockout feature?
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by:TobiasHolm
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Try this to add the feature:

yum update app-password-policies

Regards, Tobias
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Can you provide the output for the following?
yum install app-password-policies

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by:christoforatos1968
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Because i am knew to Linux, how do i add the feature
1. yum install app-password-policies
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by:TobiasHolm
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You open up a terminal window. And then you type the command for adding the feature:

yum update app-password-policies

Regards, Tobias
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by:Mazdajai
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Do you have console access to the server? You need to login to the server with root first.
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by:christoforatos1968
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I do not have console access. Do i connect a monitor to the server? And how do i login to the server?
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by:Mazdajai
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If you don't have console access, you can try to open a ssh session to the server. If you are using Linux, you can type 'ssh server1' in terminal; if you are using Windows, you need to download putty.
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by:christoforatos1968
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So i download putty, log in with the ip address of the server, then run the command 1. yum install app-password-policies. Can you give me feedback on this. Thanks.
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by:TobiasHolm
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Do you have access to the servers keyboard/screen? Then try to launch the terminal by pressing CTRL+ALT+F2 and CTRL+ALT+F7 to go back to the Web-UI.

Or use ssh or PuTTY from a client as Mazdajai suggested.

Regards, Tobias
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by:Mazdajai
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The following command checks if you have the new policy installed.
yum install app-password-policies

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Once you ran the command, post the output. ClearOS 5.2 should already come with the new policy module.
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>So i download putty, log in with the ip address of the server, then run the command 1. yum install app-password-policies. Can you give me feedback on this. Thanks.

Yes, that's correct.

Regards, Tobias
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by:TobiasHolm
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This is how it should look like after the update (see attached pic).

Regards, Tobias
After-update.png
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by:noci
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be aware that if passwords are guessable, now the users & intruders will not be locked out and intruders might guess a password.
So ensure that all users pick a non-trivial (dictionary ) passwords.

You may want to look into fail2ban which can scan the ssh  or whatever server logfile and block (arbitrary) time the IP-address the attempt is done from. This may block hack attempts in three times but allow users still to logon.
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christoforatos1968, did you succeeded adding the app-password-policies feature?

Regards, Tobias
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