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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: session-timeout not taking effect
Date Tue, 14 Sep 2010 22:35:32 GMT
On 14/09/2010 23:27, André Warnier wrote:
> Debbie Shapiro wrote:
>> Hi Wesley -
>> I logged in to my web app, ran a report and then left it alone for 45
>> minutes. Came back and tried to run another report. I was expecting to
>> receive a prompt to login again, but instead it runs the second report.
>> I also have a case open with InetSoft on this, but they are pointing me
>> to my Tomcat configuration.
> A question to the developers maybe : does the timeout attribute mean
> that the server /must/ time out the session after that period of
> inactivity, or just that it /may/ time it out ? (such as for example if
> it needs to, because it needs the space)

Sessions are checked for expiration every time the container background
thread runs which is every 15 seconds by default. A session that has
expired will time out.


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