Unlock User ID in IBM AIX

Posted: December 17, 2011 in HowTo
Tags: , , ,

AIX Version: 5.3.0.0

Note: Required root or sudo access to perform this function.
To unlock an user that’s locked from several unsuccessful login attempts, follow the steps below. Replace <userid> with userid that needs to be unlocked in below.

If the user remembers the old password, skip this step and go to next. Else, execute the following command to reset the password and will be asked to enter the new password twice to confirm.
# passwd <userid>
or
$ sudo passwd <userid>

Execute the following command to reset unsuccessful login attempts count
# chsec -f /etc/security/lastlog -a unsuccessful_login_count=0 -s <userid>
or
$ sudo chsec -f /etc/security/lastlog -a unsuccessful_login_count=0 -s <userid>

Execute the below command to reset the lock switch
# chuser account_locked=false <userid>
or
$ sudo chuser account_locked=false <userid>

Advertisements
Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s