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XF 1.2 Login Limit Method

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by RoldanLT, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Login Limit Method
    • Lock out
    If a user fails to login 4 or more times in a 15 minute period, this method will be used to prevent brute force attacks.

    Can you please explain this further more?
    What happens if Lock out is selected?
    How many days? or hours will be the user account Locked?
  2. ENF

    ENF Well-Known Member

    If I understood the explanation shown here, Lock Out permanently locks the user account after the login attempt limit has reached. CAPTCHA just allows the user to try again but using the CAPTCHA method to deter bots.

    I've not tested the "Lock Out' option yet...
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  3. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    They'll just be locked out for that period (the 15 minutes).
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  4. ENF

    ENF Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the clarification.
    The included wording doesn't clearly state if they fail 4 times in a 15 minute period, that the account would be locked for 15 minutes.

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