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When someone is able to access by publickey authentication and passwd method, if someone's accout have a blocking for the system because of several unmatched passwd.

can't he access to the system for any method..? that mean is blocking by publickey authentication...?

is this stat right..?

asked Jan 27 '10 at 02:40

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If I understand correctly you're asking if it's possible to authenticate to the server using some other method (such as public key) after an account has been locked by too many failed password attempts. Is this correct?

If an account has been administratively locked (for whatever reason, too many failed logins, explicitly by the administrator, etc) Tectia Server will not allow that user to login regardless of the authentication method.

Allowing the user of a locked account to login via public key (or any other method) would be a security hole.


answered Jan 28 '10 at 19:19

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The behaviour you describe as a security hole is supported by the server. This is because in some customer environments the administrators have disabled passowrd logins altogether, and only public-keys are allowed.

(Feb 04 '10 at 16:40) Sami Lehtinen Sami%20Lehtinen's gravatar image

I'm talking about when an account has been disabled (administratively locked). In those cases the server does not (and should not) allow logins via any authentication method. At least not by default. But yes I believe in some platforms you can configure to still allow public key logins even for those accounts.

(Feb 10 '10 at 16:38) Roman ♦♦ Roman's gravatar image
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