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Old 20 Aug 2016, 08:38 PM   #1
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Session Inactivity Timeout?

For the new 2FA login system, what is the session inactivity timeout duration before the sessions auto-terminates?

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Old 27 Aug 2016, 12:12 AM   #2
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No one knows?

Before I posted this thread, I searched both the FM Help pages and this forum for terms like "session", "inactivity", "timeout", combing through some specific threads in the process. No luck.

Is this documented anywhere?
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Old 27 Aug 2016, 12:36 AM   #3
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The session timeout period used to be 2 hours, but this was a few years ago, and I cannot vouch for it not having been altered since.
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Old 27 Aug 2016, 06:08 AM   #4
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Thanks for that, BritTim. Yeah, I seem to remember that figure from the good ol' days. I think there was also a 1-hr option as well.
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Old 27 Aug 2016, 12:57 PM   #5
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With "keep me logged in" unchecked, it's two hours. Checked, it's 30 days.
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Old 27 Aug 2016, 07:48 PM   #6
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Awesome. Thanks for the confirmation on that.
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Old 26 Mar 2023, 10:26 AM   #7
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Resurrecting this thread because I decided that 2 hours is a bit too short for me now, and I thought I should be able to set this timeout length, but search as I might, in the UI and also the help pages, I can't find any ref to being able to set it. Thot I would ask here before opening a ticket. Is this really not a user-settable thing?
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Old 26 Mar 2023, 11:21 AM   #8
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Resurrecting this thread because I decided that 2 hours is a bit too short for me now, and I thought I should be able to set this timeout length, but search as I might, in the UI and also the help pages, I can't find any ref to being able to set it. Thot I would ask here before opening a ticket. Is this really not a user-settable thing?

(Wow, 6.5 years later!)


I've never come across a user-setting for inactivity-timeout. Hmmm, I wonder if you could implement a kludgy workaround with a "keep-alive" kind of browser extension that pings the FM UI periodically.


While we're on the topic, is the mobile browser inactivity timeout a little shorter than 2 hours? I feel like it may be 1.5 hrs -ish.
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Old 27 Mar 2023, 08:37 AM   #9
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You tick keep me logged in when you log in.
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Old 27 Mar 2023, 12:38 PM   #10
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(Wow, 6.5 years later!)
Seems I recently hit my 20th anniversary on the forum... maybe I should go try to find something from 2003 to bring back

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I've never come across a user-setting for inactivity-timeout. Hmmm, I wonder if you could implement a kludgy workaround with a "keep-alive" kind of browser extension that pings the FM UI periodically.
Too much trouble. Especially for something that should be easily settable.
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Old 27 Mar 2023, 12:39 PM   #11
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You tick keep me logged in when you log in.
Except I only want 3 or maybe 4 hours, not 30 days
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Old 27 Mar 2023, 06:09 PM   #12
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Feature request submitted to FM
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Old 30 Mar 2023, 05:13 PM   #13
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Except I only want 3 or maybe 4 hours, not 30 days
Log out then it does not keep for 30 days
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