reset failed login count / unlock aix account

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As system administrator it is nessesary to lock / unlock users or to reset failed login count. You can do that via smitty or you can do that via command line tasks.
The description below described the command line commands.

Fist become root:
$ su - root

# lsuser -a unsuccessful_login_count <userid> 

reset unsuccessful login count:
# chsec -f /etc/security/lastlog -a unsuccessful_login_count=0 -s <userid>

unlock account:
# chuser account_locked=false <userid>

 

to lock an AIX account:

# chuser account_locked=true <userid>
check if locked:

# lsuser <userid>

 

see for more options: "man chsec" and "man chuser" and "man lsuser"