[Openstack] Timeout of Horizon web interface when idle

Paul Browne pfb29 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Nov 23 10:11:49 UTC 2016

On 23/11/16 05:10, Kevin Wilson wrote:
> Hello,
> When there are periods of idle activity in the Horizon WebUI of
> OpenStack, I am kicked off from it and redirected to the login
> screen of it. It is usually occurs after several minutes of idle
> activity, something like 10 or 15 minutes or more.
> Is there a way to control this and make this interval longer ? or is
> it not an OpenStack Horizon tunable setting and depends simply on
> reset of the connection done by non OpenStack mechanism ?
> Regards,
> Rami

Hello Rami,

I've seen in the docs that there is a Django Session Timeout setting for 


It says there the default is 3600 seconds (60 minutes), but I've often 
had a Horizon session time out before that. Perhaps because the token 
becomes invalid before the session times out?

Kind regards,
Paul Browne

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