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From "Jason Brown (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-11097) Idle session timeout for secure environments
Date Mon, 11 Apr 2016 20:23:25 GMT


Jason Brown commented on CASSANDRA-11097:

[~jjirsa] Thanks for looking up what Oracle does. On the whole I think it certainly makes
sense to log out the admin/cqlsh sessions if the idle threshold is exceeded. FTR, I'm totally
fine with disconnecting *any* idle connection, secure or otherwise, and we could probably
fashion a solution here that takes secure/non-secure into account. I'll read CASSANDRA-8303
 and it's related tickets later today. but your suggestion about {{IdleStateHandler}} seems
pretty reasonable.

> 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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