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October 3, 2010

How to set Unlimited Session Timeout in Tomcat

Filed under: Tomcat — Tags: , , — vicker313 @ 8:25 am

Session Timeout in Tomcat is set at web.xml, either at Server Level ($TOMCAT/config/web.xml) or Web App Level ($TOMCAT/webapps/yourwebapp/WEB-INF/web.xml). Look for the following tag (or add in):

<session-config>
<session-timeout>60</session-timeout>
</session-config>

The number in session-timeout tag is in minutes. To make it unlimited or no time out, simply set the number to -1 and restart your Tomcat Service.

<session-config>
<session-timeout>-1</session-timeout>
</session-config>

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1 Comment »

  1. Good comment!

    (Even better if you leave a note on other timeout mechanisms. Some of our users are kicked out after 24 hours only, despite of a tomcat setting of 30 min.)

    Comment by johannes0906 — August 10, 2011 @ 1:50 pm


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