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From "Jim Urban" <>
Subject RE: Tomcat 4.0 Session Timeout
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2001 14:55:09 GMT
> How are you noticing that your session is still active?
I let the browser sit for 10 minutes (timeout set to 5 minutes) and I click
a button on my browser page which invokes one of my servlets.  The servlet
asks for the session and receives current session complete with all the
values (user settings) that were set in it by my logon servlet.  If the
session had timed out, the user settings would have been null.  I also ask
the session its timeout value and it still says 18000 seconds.


-----Original Message-----
From: Elm Gysel []
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2001 9:43 AM
Subject: Re: Tomcat 4.0 Session Timeout

If you have changed <session-timeout> and restarted the server then it
should work.

How are you noticing that your session is still active?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Urban" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2001 4:27 PM
Subject: Tomcat 4.0 Session Timeout

> I've asked this twice already and have yet to receive an answer.  Someone
> running Tomcat 4.0 must know the answer to my question.  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
> time out is defaulting to 18000 seconds (5 hours?).  I have tried adding
> 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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