When authenticating to ePO using the mcafee.py client, user accounts are locked out if an incorrect username/password combination is entered. After reviewing ePO's audit logs, I noticed that attempting to login one time via the API produces six failed login attempts to the server. Here is a snippet of Python which is causing my issue:
epoHostname = <hard-coded hostname>
epoPort = <hard-coded port>
username = getpass.getuser()
password = getpass.getpass("Enter your account password: ")
mc = mcafee.client(epoHostname, epoPort, username, password)
except Exception, e:
if "HTTP Error 401" in str(e):
print "Invalid credentials"
Can anyone explain to my why there are six failed login attempts when this runs? I was unable to find any similar issue by searching the forums. I am open to the idea that mcafee.py isn't the problem; any help you can provide would be excellent. Obviously, locking out after one failed attempt by the User renders my script unusable.