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auth.user.delay-length-seconds

Specifies the delay applied to authentication attempts after too many failures.

Key: auth.user.delay-length-seconds
Type: Integer
Can be set in: global.cfg

Description

Set the delay applied to subsequent authentication attempts after the criteria in ) and ) is exceeded. The delay should be a high enough value to make brute force password guessing impractical while not inconveniencing legitimate users.

Please be aware that a web server thread will be kept waiting during the delay in the current implementation, so imposing a long delay risks exhausting all web server threads.

Default Value

Apply no delay to authentication attempts if many login failures are detected.

auth.user.delay-length-seconds=0

Examples

Apply a 5 second delay to authentication attempts if many login failures are detected.

auth.user.allowed-failures-per-period=5

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