Maximum Failed Login Attempts

Advantage Database Server

If a user name is used by an unauthorized person or is stolen, a common technique to gain access is called "brute force attack". This is a method of systematically trying different passwords until the correct password is found.

The Advantage Database Server keeps track of how many times a user has entered a wrong password. By default, the maximum allowed failed password attempts is 5. This seems to be a reasonable number given the fact that the brute force method would fail hundreds of times before having a chance at being successful, but an authorized user would most likely never reach 5 failed attempts. If a user does reach the maximum failed attempts, their Internet access will be disabled until the administrator re-enables the access.

See Enabling Internet Access in the Data Dictionary for more information.