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Joomla 1.7 Tutorial – How to Change Auto Logout Time

Joomla 1.7 Help – 5 Easy Steps to Extend the Auto Log out Time in Joomla

Modifying the auto logout time feature is one of the first settings I change when configuring my Joomla database.  The logout upon inactive activity setting is defaulted to 15 minutes, but often times it feels much shorter than that.   I believe that Joomla doesn’t take into account that it takes me 15 or more minutes to configure a menu or module, so if I don’t save a particular menu within the 15 minutes, it will kick me out.  Good thing is that once I log back in, Joomla 1.7 remembers my last activity and resumes my last action.   In this tutorial I will show you how to extend the Joomla auto log off time to 30 minutes.

Joomla 1.7 Extend auto logout
Joomla 1.7 Extend auto logout time

See steps below:

1.  Login to your Joomla 1.7 administrator panel

2.  Click on Site, Global Configuration

3.  Click on the System tab

4.  Under Session Settings set the following value:

Session Lifetime = 30

5.  Click on Save & Close

After you are done your auto log out time will now be 30 minutes.  You can change this setting to any numerical value you want, just do not set it to high as it will be a security risk.

Thanks,

Elaine

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