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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Tomcat 8 Session Timeout
Date Tue, 01 Sep 2015 08:02:44 GMT
On 01/09/2015 08:53, Theo.Sweeny@avios.com wrote:
> Hi Mark 
> 
> Tomcat version?
> 
> v8.0.21

OK. Fairly recent and no known issues. I'll add session expiration is
testing as part of the 'unit' tests we run after every commit and I
don't ever remember it failing. The same tests are also run before every
release and must pass on multiple platforms before the release is started.

> The usual causes are:
>  - something unexpected accessing the session
>  - the background processing thread is crashed / busy doing something
>    else
> 
> Is there a command line mechanism to gracefully terminate sessions?

No, but you can use the Manager app to view session contents and expire
the sessions.

Mark

> 
> Theo
> 
> 
> 
> 
> From:   Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org>
> To:     Tomcat Users List <users@tomcat.apache.org>, 
> Date:   28/08/2015 19:13
> Subject:        Re: Tomcat 8 Session Timeout
> 
> 
> 
> On 28/08/2015 12:08, Theo.Sweeny@avios.com wrote:
>> Hello - currently HTTP sessions are configured to timeout after 120 
>> seconds, in $CATALINA_BASE/conf/web.xml
>>
>>    <session-config>
>>         <session-timeout>2</session-timeout>
>>     </session-config>
>>
>> However this is not being honoured by the web services, where many 
> session 
>> are lasting longer.
>>
>> From what I understand - the order for session timeouts is - 
>>
>> HttpSession.setMaxInactiveInterval(int) 
>> $WebApplication/webapp/WEB-INF/web.xml 
>> $TOMCAT_BASE/conf/web.xml
>>
>> Is there something that I'm missing?
> 
> Tomcat version?
> 
> The usual causes are:
>  - something unexpected accessing the session
>  - the background processing thread is crashed / busy doing something
>    else
> 
> Mark
> 
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