Possible to detect a bruce force attack on user credentials?

As of now a server will allow unlimited attempts to log in with a given username. Does anyone know a way to detect such activity?

I was thinking it would be possible to intercept at the express level before forwarding on the request to the Parse layer, but I’m not familiar enough with how parse server works.

If I know correctly, There is an accountLockout or similar option. You specify a number. İf failed login pass this number, account will be locked out for x time(you set that). And logins are rejected for this user

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Thank you, it was not documented super well so this pointer helped a lot. The PR with the change enabling this behavior is here: https://github.com/parse-community/parse-server/pull/2601

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