Description of problem:
pam_faillock.so currently has no way of ignoring local users in /etc/passwd.
This causes problems where compliance organizations require faillock to be configured on all systems, and those systems are centrally managed with IdM or AD. Adding a local_users_only option to faillock would prevent issues with a centralized user account being locked out locally with faillock and centrally with IdM or AD. It would also make it easier and less error prone to configure system-auth and password-auth.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All pam_faillock versions/releases
Steps to Reproduce:
faillock configurations locks out both local and centralized users. local_users_only is not an option
faillock configurations locks out both local but not centralized users. local_users_only is an option
This issue was not selected to be included either in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 because it is seen either as low or moderate impact to a small amount of use-cases. The next release will be in Maintenance Support 1 Phase, which means that qualified Critical and Important Security errata advisories (RHSAs) and Urgent Priority Bug Fix errata advisories (RHBAs) may be released as they become available. We will now close this issue, but if you believe that it qualifies for the Maintenance Support 1 Phase, please re-open; otherwise we recommend moving the request to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 if applicable.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
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