Set the user’s session timeout

Set the user’s session timeout

MKE enables setting properties of user sessions, like session timeout and number of concurrent sessions.

To configure MKE login sessions, go to the MKE web interface, navigate to the Admin Settings page and click Authentication & Authorization.

Login session controls

Field

Description

Lifetime Minutes

The initial lifetime of a login session, starting from the time MKE generates the session. When this time expires, MKE invalidates the active session. To establish a new session, the user must authenticate again. The default is 60 minutes with a minimum of 10 minutes.

Renewal Threshold Minutes

The time by which MKE extends an active session before session expiration. MKE extends the session by the number of minutes specified in Lifetime Minutes. The threshold value can’t be greater than **Lifetime Minutes. The default extension is 20 minutes. To specify that no sessions are extended, set the threshold value to zero. This may cause users to be logged out unexpectedly while using the MKE web interface. The maximum threshold is 5 minutes less than Lifetime Minutes.

Per User Limit

The maximum number of simultaneous logins for a user. If creating a new session exceeds this limit, MKE deletes the least recently used session. Every time you use a session token, the server marks it with the current time (lastUsed metadata). When you create a new session that would put you over the per user limit, the session with the oldest lastUsed time is deleted. This is not necessarily the oldest session. To disable this limit, set the value to zero. The default limit is 10 sessions.