Controller Based WLANs

What is Absolute Session Timeout ?
Q:

What is Absolute Session Timeout ?



A:

The controller supports two types of WebUI session timer. They are:

 

  • Idle Session Timeout: This setting specifies the time of inactivity after which the WebUI session times out and requires login for continued access.
  • Absolute Session Timeout: This setting specifies the absolute time after which the WebUI session times out post a successful authentication.

We can configure these settings from either the controller WebUI or CLI.

In the WebUI:

To configure the WebUI session timer using the WebUI, follow the procedure below.
1. Navigate to the Configuration > Management > General page.
2. Under WebUI Session Timer, configure the settings

Idle session timeout : This setting specifies the time of inactivity after which the WebUI session times out and requires login for continued access. Default: 900 seconds Range: 30-3600 seconds

Absolute session timeout: This setting specifies the absolute time after which the WebUI session times out post a successful authentication. Default: Disabled Range: 30-3600 seconds

In the CLI
To configure the WebUI session timer using the CLI, execute the following commands.
(host) (config) #web-server profile
(host) (Web Server Configuration) #session-timeout 900
(host) (Web Server Configuration) #absolute-session-timeout 300

To view the configuration using the CLI, execute the following command.
(host) #show web-server profile
Web Server Configuration
------------------------
Parameter Value
--------- -----
Cipher Suite Strength medium
SSL/TLS Protocol Config tlsv1 tlsv1.1 tlsv1.2
Switch Certificate default
Captive Portal Certificate default
IDP Certificate default
Management user's WebUI access method username/password
User absolute session timeout <30-3600> (seconds) 300
User session timeout <30-3600> (seconds) 900

Maximum supported concurrent clients <25-320> 75
Enable WebUI access on HTTPS port (443) false
Web Skype4B Listen Protocol/Port Config N/A
Enable bypass captive portal landing page true

 

The absolute-session-timeout parameter was introduced starting from 6.4.4.0 image version.

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