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Lockout

 

Technique used to stop an (apparently) unauthorised attempt to gain access to the system. A typical example is the three tries limit on password entry. It may be a simple matter of a genuine user forgetting their ID and password, or making a mistake in trying to enter, but after three attempts, the system will Lockout that user and report an attempted intrusion to the Security Administrator.

Information Security will have to reset the user records to allow another logon attempt.


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