A specialisation of
CaptchaAuthenticationException, thrown to indicate the user has entered their password
incorrectly too many times in succession and is required to solve a CAPTCHA before they will be allowed to login
again. This exception is also thrown if a CAPTCHA is required but was not provided.
To prevent brute force attempts to guess a user's password, the system can be configured to require a CAPTCHA after a set number of failed authentication attempts. Administrators can set the number of failed attempts allowed before a user's account will be locked.
|From class com.atlassian.bitbucket.ServiceException|