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I want to monitor a SuSE server by SCOM. The server has a SCOM user and SCOM server knows the username and password.

But the SCOM tries to login with that user and Failures count on pam_tally2 always increases. and if I try ssh with this user (scomuser) Failures count increases again. Success doesn't matter.

So, our deny count has been set 5 by the file /etc/pam.d/common-auth. If I remove this deny parameter scom can access to server but we don't remove this parameter because of hardening.

How can I stop the increasement of failures count or how can the scom server allways access to server by another way?

common-auth file:

auth    required        pam_env.so
auth    optional        pam_gnome_keyring.so
auth    required        pam_unix.so     try_first_pass
account required        pam_unix.so     try_first_pass
auth    required        pam_tally2.so deny=5 unlock_time=1200

common-account file:

account required pam_unix2.so use_first_pass

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