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Variable session timout

S Bhanu
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We are facing a problem with session timeout. As per requirement we need to have different timeout values for different pages. i.e. to say 40 min for page A and 45 min for page B. Is there any way this configuration can be done. We are using Weblogic9/Java5/Struts1.1.

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Merrill Higginson
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Moving to the Servlets forum.
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Merrill Higginson
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Bshar,

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Ben Souther
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You can change it at runtime but changing one page will affect them all.
There is only one session object per session.
http://java.sun.com/j2ee/1.4/docs/api/javax/servlet/http/HttpSession.html#setMaxInactiveInterval(int)


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S Bhanu
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Thanks, Ben.

I looked into your solution. It works fine

Is it possible to achieve this functionality through some configuration i.e. by putting into an xml file or something so that it can be changed by support team as well. I would not like the jars to be recompiled everytime I make such a change. Any ssuggestions?

Thank you!
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Bshar,

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Christophe Verré
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The session timeout settings in the deployment descriptor are for all pages, not for page A or B. You'll have to make your own configuration file if needed.


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S Bhanu
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Dear Ben,
I respect JavaRanch's naming policy and have edited my profile accordingly. I do not know why the chages are not reflecting in my posts!
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Bshar,

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Rusty Smythe
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Try HttpSession.getMaxInactiveInterval()
S Bhanu
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Thanks for your inputs. I am using HttpSession.getMaxInactiveInterval() now. Any further suggestions are welcome.
Ben Souther
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Originally posted by Sharma Bhanu:
Dear Ben,
I respect JavaRanch's naming policy and have edited my profile accordingly. I do not know why the chages are not reflecting in my posts!
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If you want a per-page timeout, you will have to do it with some other mechanism besides the session -- probably JavaScript timers on the various pages.


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