Locked users

Users are locked after ten failed sign-in attempts. These users remain locked:

  • For 10 minutes, after which time they are automatically unlocked.
  • Until an administrator unlocks them from the Admin Area or the command line in under 10 minutes.

Unlock a user from the Admin Area

  1. On the top bar, select Menu > Admin.
  2. On the left sidebar, select Overview > Users.
  3. Use the search bar to find the locked user.
  4. From the User administration dropdown select Unlock.

Unlock a user from the Admin Area

Unlock a user from the command line

To unlock a locked user:

  1. SSH into your GitLab server.
  2. Start a Ruby on Rails console:

    ## For Omnibus GitLab
    sudo gitlab-rails console -e production
    
    ## For installations from source
    sudo -u git -H bundle exec rails console -e production
    
  3. Find the user to unlock. You can search by email or ID.

    user = User.find_by(email: 'admin@local.host')
    

    or

    user = User.where(id: 1).first
    
  4. Unlock the user:

    user.unlock_access!
    
  5. Exit the console with Control+d

The user should now be able to log in.