Changing the browser session timeout period

You can specify the timeout period for the StorageGRID Webscale system's browser-based interface. If a user is inactive for the specified timeout period, the StorageGRID Webscale system times out and the Sign In page is displayed.

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The GUI Inactivity Timeout defaults to 900 seconds (15 minutes).
Note: To maintain the security of the system, a separate, non-configurable timer for each user's authentication token will expire 16 hours after the user signs in. When a user's authentication expires, that user is automatically signed out, even if the value for the GUI Inactivity Timeout has not been reached. To renew the token, the user must sign back in.


  1. Select Configuration > Display Options.
  2. For GUI Inactivity Timeout, enter a timeout period of 60 seconds or more.
    Set this field to 0 if you do not want to use this functionality. Users are signed out 16 hours after they sign in, when their authentication tokens expire.
    Display Options page
  3. Click Apply Changes.
    The new setting does not affect currently signed in users. Users must sign in again or refresh their browsers for the new timeout setting to take effect.
  4. Sign out of the StorageGRID Webscale system.
  5. Sign in again.