sshd permits logon using disabled user?

matthew patton via cygwin
Fri Jan 25 04:42:00 GMT 2019

 > I think refusing an account manually and deliberately disabled by an
 > admin makes lots of sense.

Why is this even a discussion? You *ALWAYS* refuse a login to an account that is disabled, locked out, or has an expired password or failed any of the other criteria that might be in effect (day/time restrictions, source IP restrictions, etc.)

Is someone suggesting that the Windows authentication API is actually returning a success code despite any of these conditions?

Furthermore you also *NEVER* hint to the user why the login was denied. It's rule #1 of security engineering.
Denied is denied. Explanations or hints are verboten.

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