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Configuring Session Timeout

Idle Session Time Out

This is the duration in minutes for which an SSO session can be idle for. If WSO2 Identity Server does not receive any SSO authentication requests for the given duration, a session time out occurs. The default value is 15 minutes.

Remember Me Period

This is the duration in weeks for which WSO2 Identity Server should remember an SSO session given that you have selected the Remember Me option in the WSO2 Identity Server login screen. The default value is 2 weeks.


The session timeout value can be configured tenant wise using the management console.

To configure the Session Timeout and Remember Me period in tenant wise, follow the steps below:

  1. Start the IS server and login to the management console.
  2. Click Resident under Identity Providers on the Main tab.
  3. Fill in the fields as seen below to configure the session timeout and RememberMe period.

    You can configure these timeout values globally

    The global configuration can be added in the <IS_HOME>/repository/conf/deployment.toml file as shown below.

      idle_session_timeout= "15m"
      remember_me_session_timeout= "14d"

    Restart the server to save the changes. Once you add these global configurations, each tenant that is created after adding the configuration will inherit the same configurations.

Now the SSO session is timed out according to the newly configured value and users need to be re-authenticated once the session times out. If a timeout is not configured, the SSO session simply uses the 15 minutes default time out value.

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