Posted 26 October 2006 - 04:20 PM
My original thought would be to store in the database the time at which the account was locked. Then everytime someone tried to log into the locked account it would check to see if the current time is 15 minutes or more past the time at which the account was locked.
My problem is I have no idea on how to successfully compare two times like this. Any ideas?
Posted 26 October 2006 - 04:38 PM
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 04:39 PM
Then, in every log in attempt check if the current timestamp (run time() again ) minus the timestamp in the database is greater than 15*60 (15minutes * 60 seconds). If it is, let the user log in. If it's less that means the 15 minutes of "locking time" haven't passed yet
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