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From "Jim Urban" <jim.ur...@netsteps.net>
Subject Tomcat 4.0 Session Timeout
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2001 14:27:17 GMT
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 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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