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System Administration Guide: Security Services
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Securing Logins and Passwords (Task Map)

The following task map points to procedures that monitor user logins and that disable user logins.

Task

Description

For Instructions

Display a user's login status

Lists extensive information about a user's login account, such as full name and password aging information.

How to Display a User's Login Status

Find users who do not have passwords

Finds only those users whose accounts do not require a password.

How to Display Users Without Passwords

Disable logins temporarily

Denies user logins to a machine as part of system shutdown or routine maintenance.

How to Temporarily Disable User Logins

Save failed login attempts

Creates a log of users who failed to provide the correct password after five attempts.

How to Monitor Failed Login Attempts

Save all failed login attempts

Creates a log of failed attempts to log in.

How to Monitor All Failed Login Attempts

Create a dial-up password

Requires an additional password for users who log in remotely through a modem or dial-up port.

How to Create a Dial-Up Password

Disable dial-up logins temporarily

Prevents users from dialing in remotely through a modem or port.

How to Temporarily Disable Dial-Up Logins

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