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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 28, 2016

HMC user profiles policy


I was trying to find a way to setup the user profiles on the HMC to automatically be disabled after x amount of tries with the wrong password.

However, the way I understand it, the HMC's local password policy does not have this capability.

It seems strange that the HMC would not disable a profile after x amounts of the wrong password being entered.

Ultimately, I am trying to avoid a brute force kind of attack into our HMC consoles.

Can we get this functionality added to the HMC profiles policy? If not, is there a way to do set it up to do the automatic disabling after repeated signon attempts?

I really appreciate the help.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Feb 25, 2020

    Multi-factor authentication is enabled on HMC already. Also, there is an option in the latest level of HMC to change the max number of web login attempts, if needed. If there are further requirements, please open a new RFE or re-open the RFE with more information.

  • Guest
    Feb 6, 2018

    We are currently evaluating RFE 105856 for two factor authentication. If we decide to enable two factor authentication, would that address your requirement ? Also, please see previous comments on other aspects of disabling after 'x' number of attempts.

  • Guest
    Feb 9, 2017


    Once we provide an option of disabling a user login after x failed login attempts, the question of how does the user get re-enabled comes up.

    Many apps handle this by allowing a few incorrect logins and then disallowing login for a certain duration. This doesn't prevent brute-force attacks, just makes them potentially take longer to work. You can also lock out multiple users via this attack. In fact, this could cause a Denial Of Service attack.


  • Guest
    Jun 29, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #90737 in product Power Hardware Management Console.