Bug #17666

be sessions time out before $TYPO3_CONF_VARS["BE"]["sessionTimeout"]

Added by Hartmut Plehn over 14 years ago. Updated about 9 years ago.

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We notice BE session timeouts. The timeouts occur after some time of inactivity (1-2 hours), that is shorter than the time defined in $TYPO3_CONF_VARS["BE"]["sessionTimeout"]

Some debugging showed that t3lib_userAuth::gc() is called with different values of gc_time. gc_time (and auth_timeout_field) sometimes have the value $TYPO3_CONF_VARS["BE"]["sessionTimeout"] and sometimes are 6000.

Probably there are t3lib_beUserAuth-Objects initialized (by extensions or cli-programs) that do not explicitly set auth_timeout as in init.php. We are using simulatebe, which I suspect being the problem.

Changing auth_timeout_field from 6000 to the value of $TYPO3_CONF_VARS["BE"]["sessionTimeout"] in t3lib/class.t3lib_beuserauth.php seems to fix the problem.

(issue imported from #M6493)

Related issues

Related to TYPO3 Core - Bug #14836: Session-Lifetime for BE-User and FE-User doesnt work in FEClosedChristian Kuhn2005-06-22

Related to TYPO3 Core - Bug #19153: Insonsistent description/initialisation of class.t3lib_beuserauth.php->auth_timeout_fieldClosed2008-07-25

Related to TYPO3 Core - Bug #21511: Lots of HTML, JS and/or CSS errors force IE8 to switch to compatibility viewClosed2009-11-09

Related to TYPO3 Core - Bug #17808: Ajax relogin won't relogin and ignores [BE][sessionTimeout]ClosedSteffen Gebert2010-06-01


Updated by Kurt Gusbeth over 12 years ago

[BE][sessionTimeout] = 3600
Windows 7
Internet Explorer 8
Typo3 4.3.0
Working with tabs (Strg + T).

The "Typo3 login expiriation notice" appears not after one hour, it appears after a few minutes! This is a very annoying bug.
The "Stay logged in!" button doesn´t work! If I click at it, the window "Typo3 login expiriation notice" appear again.
The "Refresh Login to TYPO3" occurs to fast. I can approve this only when I am working with tabs.


Updated by Christian Kuhn over 12 years ago

Probably related to #21511


Updated by Chris topher about 12 years ago

Kurt's problem might be a duplicate of #21511.

But the original report here surely is not (already because it was reported before IE8 was available).


Updated by Kurt Gusbeth almost 12 years ago

Note to my report (0033499):
This problem is still not fixed in Typo3 4.4.0.
I have the same problem with:
- Windows XP
- Chrome browser 5.0
- Typo3 4.4.0
The "Typo3 login expiriation notice" appears when I am coming back to the backend from an other browser-tab.


Updated by Rafal Likus about 11 years ago

We have the same effect:
Windows XP/7
IE 8, Firefox 3.6.x
Typo3 4.4.2 and 4.4.4 PHP5.3 with wincache, memcached, IIS 6/7
Mostly on workstations of users without power user / administrator privileges in Windows.
With these effects too http://bugs.typo3.org/view.php?id=14979


Updated by Felix Kopp over 9 years ago

  • Target version deleted (0)

Is this issue still valid since the bootstrapping was unified?


Updated by Alexander Opitz about 9 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

No response in over one month => closed.

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