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Changing the Session Timeout Value

You can specify the number of minutes the ASP Server maintains a user's session information since the last page request. When the user does not submit a request for the specified length of time, the server cancels the session and discards its stored information. Enabling the ASP Server to discard user information frees up resources for another session. The session timeout value is 20 minutes by default.

Note icon Note A value specified for SessionTimeout in a script overrides this setting.

To change the session timeout value

  1. Open the Administration Console (see Accessing the Administration Console).

  2. On the ASP Server tab of the Server Management page, click Settings.

  3. The Server Settings page displays.

  4. In the Session timeout box, specify the number of minutes of inactivity after which a user session times out.

  5. Click Save, and then restart the ASP Server by clicking Restart on the Server Management page.

  6. Note icon Note Restarting the ASP Server resets all Session and Application variables.