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lengthen auto-logout time

It is really an annoyance to have such a short length of time for how long a user can be logged in without re-logging in. When I have Convio windows open but am also working in other screens/programs, only to come back and find I've been logged out, sometimes losing work (yes, I know there's a reminder to "save often", and I usually do, but we're all human...) it impairs my productivity. One solution would be to allow users to set options to stay logged in up to 8 hours (a full work day) before being logged out, or even several hours if not a full 8. Kerberos users can do that... At a minimum, there should be a way to make log-out alerts ("you have 4 minutes") pop up above all other screens, or make a sound, or something.

I think this idea has come up in the past, and has been very popular, but I couldn't find any current info on it. Have all such suggestions been deleted?

  • Gurukarm Khalsa
  • Jan 4 2016
  • Reviewed: Voting Open
Area of the Product User Interface
Org/Company Name Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston
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  • Stephanie Young commented
    October 28, 2016 17:25

    Yes please!  This is something I'm sure everyone wants!  Please consider an option to keep a user logged in at least for a full 8 hours, as suggested.

  • Kelly Tannehill commented
    February 09, 2017 21:20

    Yes yes yes! Even the healthcare provider website where all my medical information is stored will keep me logged in for an hour or so. Heck, even a 20 minutes would be a huge improvement over the current interval.

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