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From "Stefan Podkowinski (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-11097) Idle session timeout for secure environments
Date Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:23:25 GMT


Stefan Podkowinski commented on CASSANDRA-11097:

This is probably better handled by the client, so we could enable the timeout specifically
e.g. for  cqlsh users but not for native transport connections from services. Also see [JAVA-204|].

> Idle session timeout for secure environments
> --------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-11097
>                 URL:
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Jeff Jirsa
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: lhf, ponies
> A thread on the user list pointed out that some use cases may prefer to have a database
disconnect sessions after some idle timeout. An example would be an administrator who connected
via ssh+cqlsh and then walked away. Disconnecting that user and forcing it to re-authenticate
could protect against unauthorized access.
> It seems like it may be possible to do this using a netty {{IdleStateHandler}} in a way
that's low risk and perhaps off by default.  

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