This setting allows you to define the number of unsuccessful login attempts a user is allowed before your application closes and returns the user to the operating system.
SQLNumLoginTries = number
• number - The number of consecutive unsuccessful login attempts you want to allow.
To allow users an unlimited number of consecutive login attempts, include this setting in the defaults file with a value of negative one (-1).
If this setting isn’t included in the defaults file, the system default value of three will be used. If it is included in the defaults file with a value of 0 (zero), the default value will be used.
This setting may discourage unauthorized access, but it doesn’t offer any added security, as users who exceed the number of unsuccessful login attempts can simply restart the application after it closes.