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Auto Logout after a short period of inactivity

I recently installed TWiki 4.3.1 and have started to configure it as the basis for a corporate wiki. I find that if I do NOT logout then the next time I open TWiki I find I am still logged in. From a security point of view this is not reasonable because if I was working with a restricted Web or Topic then anyone with access to my computer while I am away for a short time can use my login to TWiki. What is needed is a means to logout users after a short period of time - the time period to be set by the administrator. I am syrprised that such a feature does not exist - perhaps it does and I have not been able to find it in the documentation.

  • First, upgrade to Foswiki wink (though the following should work with TWiki as well)
  • In configure, select "Yes, I've read all the documentation" (because you have, haven't you?)
  • Open the "Security setup" twisty, and locate "Sessions".
  • The options you want are {Sessions}{ExpireAfter} and {Sessions}{ExpireCookiesAfter}
-- CrawfordCurrie - 06 Jun 2009

Thanks for the prompt and helpful reply. With a product that has such extensive documentation someone with just a weeks experience is reluctant to press a button that says "Yes, I've read all the documentation" So I missed out on the session variables.

-- MikePengelly - 07 Jun 2009

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Subject Configuration
Version TWikiRelease04x03x00
Status Answered
Topic revision: r3 - 07 Jun 2009, MikePengelly
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