WN10-AC-000005 - Windows 10 account lockout duration must be configured to 15 minutes or greater.

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The account lockout feature, when enabled, prevents brute-force password attacks on the system. This parameter specifies the amount of time that an account will remain locked after the specified number of failed logon attempts.


Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Account Policies >> Account Lockout Policy >> 'Account lockout duration' to '15' minutes or greater.

A value of '0' is also acceptable, requiring an administrator to unlock the account.

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Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-002238, Rule-ID|SV-220739r569187_rule, STIG-ID|WN10-AC-000005, STIG-Legacy|SV-77895, STIG-Legacy|V-63405, Vuln-ID|V-220739

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 043012ff015b455881005a3fe1cda60106c94e700d3d6504fc42cc1714eb5b00