What do you call the act of preventing someone of entering the wrong password many times? Sometimes, you get blocked after 5 attempts, what do programmers call the feature of APIs of preventing the number of tries before locking users out the system?
Lockout or account lockout is the name for the practice of blocking further login attempts after a certain number of invalid attempts.
Account lockout is a useful method for slowing down online password-guessing attacks as well as to compensate for weak password policies. These three policies work together to limit the number of consecutive, within a period of time, logon attempts that fail due to a bad password. Ultimate Windows Security
The Account lockout threshold policy setting determines the number of failed sign-in attempts that will cause a user account to be locked. Microsoft