Security and privacy

Account lockout

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Account lockout

Multiple incorrect passwords result in 5 minute lockout

If you attempt 10 unsuccessful logins in a row, our system will lock you out for a period of 5 minutes. This is for your own security, to prevent brute force attempts to crack your password. Even if you remember your password during this time you will be unable to log in until the 5 minutes have elapsed.

After 5 minutes you'll be able to try again


Where are these settings and how can I change them?

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Re: Account lockout
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You can change the number of unsuccessful logins as described in the documentation

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