I was misreading my personal password hint for GitHub while attempting a push from the command line, but even after catching and fixing the issue, I got authentication errors. I tried logging into my account through the website but got the message “There have been several failed attempts to sign in from this account or IP address. Please wait a while and try again later.”, so I apparently exceeded the allowed number of failed logins (whatever that number is). My question is, how long is “a while” before I can login again? Is it a fixed length of time? Does it vary based on the number of failed login attempts or the number of times lockout has happened or something else? Clarification would be very helpful!
Note that a search for that error message in the forums returned 3 results, but none were useful. Most responses were along the lines of ‘contact help to resolve this.’ Is that always necessary, or do only the really problematic cases end up on the forums?