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By: BMcDonald (offline)  Feb 04 2012 14:51 pm (Read 1063 times)  
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I have my admin user set to be remembered for 8 hours but once I log in, the session times out sometimes within about 15 minutes. ??? I have to log in over and over while I'm working on the site. I can't find anywhere except the User Account setting area to set how long I should remain logged in - I assumed it was the "Remember Me For:" setting.

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By: bisdak (offline)  Feb 04 2012 17:32 pm  
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Is it Log-In or Authentication screen you are seeing there is a timer on the Authenification and if you don't access the Admin areas for x minutes you have to authenticate again - its not the same as actual log-in its a security feature. The timing is hard coded until the login where you can tell glF how long to remember you.

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By: BMcDonald (offline)  Feb 04 2012 17:44 pm  
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You're right, it's authentication. It seems since I'm logged in as the admin, it shouldn't time out so quick. But I guess I'll just have to deal. Not that bid a deal.

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By: bisdak (offline)  Feb 04 2012 19:01 pm  
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Not sure of the timer setting seemed to recall it was 10-15 minutes, usually if you are composing you get the authentification up when entered your work is still availabe to be saved ... it happens to me often but never loose anything.

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By: BMcDonald (offline)  Feb 04 2012 19:53 pm  
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Yes, that's right. I definitely never lose anything.

I'm just used to working in an old Geeklog version that doesn't do that.

Thanks for your help.

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By: Mark (offline)  Feb 07 2012 15:01 pm  
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There is an administration session that is separate from the regular login session. The admin session is what allows you into the administrative areas. It has a default time to live of 20 minutes. After 20 minutes of not being in the admin area, you will have to re-authenticate if you try to perform an admin function. This is a security feature that ensures no one can just walk up to a computer that is logged into a glFusion site and make changes. It also provides another safety layer if the user's session was somehow hijacked (we have lots of controls to prevent hijacking, but we also believe in multiple layers of defense).

There is an advanced configuration setting that controls the time and allows you to disable the feature if you don't like it. In the public_html/siteconfig.php, you should find (and if it isn't there, cut/paste it into that file):

PHP Formatted Code

// +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+
// | Administrative session timeout - set to 0 to disable re-auth             |
// +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+

$_SYSTEM['admin_session'] = 1200;
 


You can change the number of seconds to a higher value or set to 0 to disable.

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By: BMcDonald (offline)  Feb 07 2012 15:20 pm  
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Nice. Thanks. Nobody else has access to my computer so that security level isn't necessary.

So far I'm like this version of GL much better than the old version I had been using. Thanks again for your help.

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