Type: integer
Default: 4096
Min: 1
Max: 2147483647
Context: user
Restart: false
Since: 16

The number of computational iterations to be performed when encrypting a password using SCRAM-SHA-256. The default is 4096. A higher number of iterations provides additional protection against brute-force attacks on stored passwords, but makes authentication slower. Changing the value has no effect on existing passwords encrypted with SCRAM-SHA-256 as the iteration count is fixed at the time of encryption. In order to make use of a changed value, a new password must be set.