Infotechie Infotechie - 1 month ago 22
Java Question

default session timeout for Apache Tomcat applications

What is the default session timeout for web applications deployed on Tomcat5.5 ? Is it browser specific? In my web applications default timeout is mentioned neither in web.xml nor in code.

Answer

Open $CATALINA_BASE/conf/web.xml and find this

<!-- ==================== Default Session Configuration ================= -->
<!-- You can set the default session timeout (in minutes) for all newly   -->
<!-- created sessions by modifying the value below.                       -->

<session-config>
  <session-timeout>30</session-timeout>
</session-config>

all webapps implicitly inherit from this default web descriptor. You can override session-config as well as other settings defined there in your web.xml.

This is actually from my Tomcat 7 (Windows) but I think 5.5 conf is not very different