Turning Off Automatic Logout in Replicon Web TimeSheet

Turning Off Automatic Logout in Replicon Web TimeSheet

Some time back, we came across a couple of tweets about getting automatically logged out of Web TimeSheet:

DaveDonohuedavedonohueSomeday, I will live in a world where the words "You have automatically been logged out of Replicon" never appear. That'll be a great day.

Menthamentha Amen. RT @davedonohue: Someday, the words "You have automatically been logged out of Replicon" will never appear. That'll be a great day.

Well, that day's here – in fact, it’s been some time now since we’ve included this option!

We'd like to thank Dave and Mentha for bringing up this issue and today we're going to see how to avoid getting automatically logged out.

But before we jump in, here's something to note:  Timesheet data can be as confidential and as critical as financial statements.  Most companies don't want timesheets created, modified, or deleted by anyone other than the timesheet owner.  While you can limit such activities through system permissions, the permissions alone will not prevent an unauthorized user from taking action while signed in with someone else's credentials.  To avoid such problems, we recommend setting a session timeout in Replicon Web TimeSheet.  The session timeout will automatically log out the current user after a set timeframe, thus protecting the user's timesheet information from unauthorized access in the event they're called away from their desk.

If you need to turn off – or at least modify – the automatic logout setting, you can do so in Web TimeSheet version 8.7 and higher.

To modify your logout settings, you must have administrator access.  Go to the Administration tab and click on System > System Preferences in your left menu.  Look for the setting "Idle user session timeout (minutes)".  You can enter a different logout timeframe, or choose the "Never automatically log out" option to never be logged out again.  Make sure you save your settings when you're done!

Idle User Session Timeout Idle User Session Timeout

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Hope this helps!

Please feel free to post comments or queries you may have about this feature.

 

Scott Bales
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Scott Bales
Scott is the Senior Director of Customer Success at Replicon. Replicon provides award-winning products that make it easy to manage your workforce. With complete solution sets for client billing, project costing, and time and attendance management, Replicon enables the capture, administration, and optimization of your most underutilized and important asset: time.
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