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    'Logging' Logon failures

    Sure there's an easy way to do this. My minds gone blank.

    Want to allow users 3 attempts to access the database then audit the failure and lock their account.

    I was going to use a password profile for the 3 attempts and lock part but how to log it? Will a failed log in be written to SYS.AUD$

    Hang on answering my own question here...USER_AUDIT_SESSION?

    Anyone implemented this?

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    The first time somebody gets locked out, the're going to tell you they only failed to login twice.

    I'd approach this as two problems. The first problem is auditing failures. I would audit every failure using Oracle built in auditing features. A record will get thrown to sys.aud$ when a failure occurs.

    Second, I would lock their account after the third failed attempt.
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