kas_unlock - Unlocks a locked user account
kas unlock -name <authentication ID>
[-admin_username <admin principal to use for authentication>]
[-password_for_admin <admin password>] [-cell <cell name>]
[-servers <explicit list of authentication servers>+]
kas u -na <authentication ID>
[-a <admin principal to use for authentication>]
[-p <admin password>] [-c <cell name>]
[-s <explicit list of authentication servers>+] [-no] [-h]
The kas unlock command unlocks the Authentication Database entry named
by the -name argument. An entry becomes locked when the user exceeds
the limit on failed authentication attempts, generally by providing the
wrong password to either an AFS-modified login utility or the klog
command. Use the kas setfields command to set the limit and the lockout
time, and the kas examine command to examine the settings.
To unlock all locked user accounts at once, shutdown the kaserver
process on every database server machine, and remove the
/var/lib/openafs/local/kaauxdb file from each one. The kaserver process
recreates the file as it restarts.
-name <authentication ID>
Names the Authentication Database entry to unlock.
-admin_username <admin principal>
Specifies the user identity under which to authenticate with the
Authentication Server for execution of the command. For more
details, see kas(8).
-password_for_admin <admin password>
Specifies the password of the command’s issuer. If it is omitted
(as recommended), the kas command interpreter prompts for it and
does not echo it visibly. For more details, see kas(8).
-cell <cell name>
Names the cell in which to run the command. For more details, see
-servers <authentication servers>+
Names each machine running an Authentication Server with which to
establish a connection. For more details, see kas(8).
Assigns the unprivileged identity "anonymous" to the issuer. For
more details, see kas(8).
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options
In the following example, an administrator using the "admin" account
unlocks the entry for "jones":
% kas unlock -name jones -admin_username admin
Administrator's (admin) Password:
The issuer must have the "ADMIN" flag set on his or her Authentication
kas(8), kas_examine(8), kas_setfields(8), klog(1)
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