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Session to timeout after xx time of inactivity


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27 August 2010 at 2:23pm (Last edited: 27 August 2010 2:24pm), Community Member, 12 Posts

Hi Guys

I have a site that i'm currently working on and i'm trying to figure out how to set up the session so that it times out after 10 minutes of inactivity. I've had a look thru the Session class and there is a set_timeout method but this uses session_set_cookie_params which sets out a timeout time from login when the user logs in. What i'm trying to do is reset the 10 minutes timestamp for each time a logged in user has loaded a page.

i've tried doing something like this: but I cannot get it to work. Has anyone been able to achieve this.



29 February 2012 at 12:32pm (Last edited: 2 March 2012 2:29pm), Community Member, 115 Posts


Thought Session::set_timeout would do it but that is not dependent on activity.


2 March 2012 at 2:50pm Community Member, 115 Posts

I'm sure SilverStripe used to do this by default... but doesn't seem to anymore?

(I am looking for this functionality on the front end, not just in the CMS)

Once isitbeeroclockyet has hit the green, one of you kind souls should enlighten me ;)


5 March 2012 at 12:08pm Community Member, 115 Posts

Here is a solution here: