maximum failed logins

maximum failed logins allows you to set the server-wide maximum number of failed login attempts for logins and roles.

Summary Information

Default value


Range of values

-1 – 32767



Display level


Required role

System security officer

Configuration group

Security Related

A value of -1 indicates that the failed login count in the syslogins column logincount is updated whenever an authentication failure occurs, but that the account is not locked. Compare with a 0 (zero) value, which avoids incrementing the column for every failed authentication and avoids locking the account due to authentication failures.

See the Password Complexity Checks in the Security Administration Guide for information about password checks and policies for authentication.