Setting Login Attempts Allowed

Who can do this with default capabilities?

School Network Administrators

Follow these steps to set how many times personnel and students can attempt to log in with an incorrect password before their accounts are locked. (Locks can be cleared; see the Related Topics links.)

  1. On the Home page, click Product Administration.
  2. Click Set Login Attempts Allowed.
  3. On the Set Login Attempts Allowed page, you can set the number of consecutive incorrect passwords that are allowed for personnel and students. You can set the number of attempts as low as 3 or as high as 10, or you can choose Off to set no limit for attempts and turn off locking completely. Keep in mind that account locks help prevent un-authorised personnel or students from logging in as someone else.
  4. Note that the Personnel Login Attempts Allowed also sets how many times personnel are allowed to attempt to reset their password or retrieve their user name (after clicking Forgot Your User Name or Password on the login page).

  5. Click Done when you have finished making your changes.

Locked accounts automatically unlock at midnight, or you can manually unlock (clear) them.