APPL-11-000022 - The macOS system must enforce the limit of three consecutive invalid logon attempts by a user before the user account is locked - maxFailedAttempts

Information

By limiting the number of failed logon attempts, the risk of unauthorized system access via user password guessing, otherwise known as brute forcing, is reduced. Limits are imposed by locking the account.

Solution

This setting may be enforced using the 'Passcode Policy' configuration profile or by a directory service.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_Apple_macOS_11_V1R6_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: ACCESS CONTROL

References: 800-53|AC-7b., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-002238, Rule-ID|SV-230756r599842_rule, STIG-ID|APPL-11-000022, Vuln-ID|V-230756

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 29d4d36c777a6f5eba38f538f93c4ae162926986675d39b6a122f042c7860890