Setting the session inactivity timeout

How to set a limit to the duration of a session for the user interface.

To put a limit to the length of an inactive user interface session, you must set the Web Reports property InactivityTimeoutLength to the amount of inactivity minutes after which the user interface session expires. The default value is 120 minutes. To insert a different value, perform the following steps:

On Windows operating systems:

  1. Open a command prompt and run Regedit.
  2. In the Registry Editor window, under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\BigFix\Enterprise Server\BESReports key (on 32-bit Windows operating systems) or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\BigFix\Enterprise Server\BESReports (on 64-bit Windows operating systems), create a REG_SZ keyword named InactivityTimeoutLength and set it to the maximum number of minutes of inactivity after which the user interface session expires.
  3. Close the Registry Editor window and restart the BES Web Report Server service to apply the new InactivityTimeoutLength value.

On Linux operating systems:

  1. Open the /var/opt/BESWebReportsServer/beswebreports.config configuration file.
  2. Add the InactivityTimeoutLength property in the [Software\BigFix\Enterprise Server\BESReports] section as follows:
    InactivityTimeoutLength = <max_timeout_minutes>
    where <max_timeout_minutes> is the maximum number of minutes of inactivity after which the user interface session expires.
    Note: The new value for InactivityTimeoutLength is applied the next time you launch the Web Reports application.