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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <craig...@apache.org>
Subject RE: Tomcat 4.0 Session Timeout
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2001 22:29:01 GMT


On Thu, 20 Sep 2001, Jim Urban wrote:

> Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 16:34:43 -0500
> From: Jim Urban <jim.urban@netsteps.net>
> Reply-To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: RE: Tomcat 4.0 Session Timeout
>
> Andy,
>
> > The session timeout is specified in minutes not seconds
>
> The comment in the sample web.xml I have reads as follows:
>   <!-- You can set the default session timeout (in seconds) for all
> wly   -->
>   <!-- created sessions by modifying the value
>        -->
>
> This comment says seconds, is the sample web.xml wrong?
>

Yep ... it's wrong.  The spec says minutes, and that is what the software
actually expects.

> Jim
>

Craig


> -----Original Message-----
> From: andrew@localhost.localdomain
> [mailto:andrew@localhost.localdomain]On Behalf Of
> andrewdrobson@netscapeonline.co.uk
> Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:44 PM
> To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: RE: Tomcat 4.0 Session Timeout
>
>
> Hi,
>   What's 300 x 60? ;-)
> The session timeout is specified in minutes not seconds
> i.e. you need
> <session-config>
> <session-timeout>5</session-timeout>
> </session-config>
>
> At least this is the way it worked in 3.2.x
>
> andrew
>
>
> On 20-Sep-2001 Jim Urban wrote:
> > I can, but this defeats the purpose of configuring Tomcat to set it for
> me.
> > Was this feature removed or just moved in 4.0?
> >
> > Jim
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Vladimir Grishchenko [mailto:vladgri@hotmail.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2001 12:27 PM
> > To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: Tomcat 4.0 Session Timeout
> >
> >
> > Can you use HttpSession.setMaxInactiveInterval(int)  method to set it at
> > runtime?
> >
> > --V.
>
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Jim Urban" <jim.urban@netsteps.net>
> > To: "Tomcat-User" <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2001 9:52 AM
> > Subject: Tomcat 4.0 Session Timeout
> >
> >
> >>
> >> I've now asked this three times and have yet to receive a solution.  I
> > must
> >> get this resolved since the security requirements of my application
> > require
> >> the user's session to automatically time out after 5 minutes of
> >> inactivity...
> >>
> >> How do I set the session time out for a context in Tomcat 4.0.  The
> > session
> >> time out is defaulting to 18000 seconds (5 hours?).  I have tried adding
> > the
> >> following to both my context's WEB-INF/web.xml file and the
> >> $CATALINA_HOME/conf/web.xml file but both are ignored.
> >>
> >>   <session-config>
> >> <session-timeout>300</session-timeout>
> >>   </session-config>
> >>
> >> How do I go about setting the time out to 5 minutes?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Jim Urban
> >> Product Manager
> >> Netsteps Inc.
> >> Suite 505E
> >> 1 Pierce Pl.
> >> Itasca, IL  60143
> >> Voice:  (630) 250-3045 x2164
> >> Fax:  (630) 250-3046
> >>
> >>
> >> PS:  Love Tomcat 4.0, it seems really solid!
> >>
> >>
>
>
>


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