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I know that you set timeout for global protecte sessions that go idle but can you set other idle traffic to time out?


Community Team Member

Under Device tab > Setup > Session you will find all the configurable session timeouts :


Screen Shot 2015-11-18 at 09.18.46.png


Also configurable in CLI :


set session timeout-tcp <1-15999999>

set session timeout-udp <1-15999999>

set session timeout-icmp <1-15999999>

set session timeout-default <1-15999999>

set session timeout-tcpinit <1-60>

set session timeout-tcphandshake <1-60>

set session timeout-tcp-half-closed <1-604800>

set session timeout-tcp-unverified-rst <1-600>

set session timeout-tcp-time-wait <1-600>

set session timeout-captive-portal <1-15999999>

set session timeout-scan <5-30>

set session timeout-discard-tcp <1-15999999>

set session timeout-discard-udp <1-15999999>

set session timeout-discard-default <1-15999999>


Also, per application you can configure your timeout :


Objects tab > Applications > Select your application :


Screen Shot 2015-11-18 at 09.25.25.png


Hope this helps,


Interesting but that is all tcp traffic correct? 

What is TCP?

GlobalProtect can be UDP also (and it usually is).

Enterprise Architect @ Cloud Carib

Community Team Member

Hi jprovine,


Notice there are TCP, UDP, ICMP and default session timers in the first screenshot and CLI commands (so not only tcp).


Also, if you select an application from the list you can change the timeouts depening on the application options (f.e. application 'dns' has both TCP and UDP timeouts).


Hope this helps,


We actually want to be able to set time outs on specific traffic or security policies. Can that be done?



you can't set idle timers on specific session but you can for specific applications


if that is still too broad you could set an application override so a certain connection becomes a custom application, which you can then control from the custom app's settings


hope this helps



Tom Piens

That's what I thought but I just wanted to make sure

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