AIOS-01-080005 - Apple iOS must not allow more than 10 consecutive failed authentication attempts.


The more attempts an adversary has to guess a password, the more likely the adversary will enter the correct password and gain access to resources on the device. Setting a limit on the number of attempts mitigates this risk. Setting the limit at 10 gives authorized users the ability to make a few mistakes when entering the password but still provides adequate protection against dictionary or brute force attacks on the password.


Install a configuration profile to allow only 10 or fewer consecutive failed authentication attempts.

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References: 800-53|AC-7a., CAT|III, CCI|CCI-000044, Rule-ID|SV-86401r1_rule, STIG-ID|AIOS-01-080005, Vuln-ID|V-71777

Plugin: MDM

Control ID: 8f25c3e326f65e940cd3802d71a1c54cd7d084d95e8266a75f93bed4d12c31ee