How to Configure Authentication Idle Timeout

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Any authenticated session (Management, web or CLI) will timeout after its timeout interval. Default is 60 minutes.

This is a configurable value with maximum of 1440 Minutes. Device configured with 0 minutes will never timeout.


Go to Device > Setup > Management > Authentication Settings:

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owner: ssharma


Hi There


Is there timeout setting for active session timeout vs idle timeout. While i have an active session working on review logs my session timesout on the GUI /CLI all the time



@rj_raj, I do not know of a Active session timeout.. Because as long as you are active it should keep you signed in. 
The only thing that I can think of is if you have multiple users trying to use the same account.. that could cause issues. 

Otherwise you may have to contact Support to get that resolved as it should be working ok.



This setting doesn't appear to work. I could leave Panorama and Firewalls logged in via the GUI and when I return the next day (it should be idle overnight) I am still logged in. 


PAN-OS 8.1.2 and 8.1.1