Magento 2.0.2 seems to log me out after 5 or so minutes of inactivity.

Is there a setting to keep me logged into the Admin backend longer? If so, where and how?

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Go to Stores > Config > Advanced > Admin > Security and edit the Admin Session Lifetime field. This is in seconds, for development purposes I usually go for 28800 which is 8 hours.

  • Perfect. Thank you @Ben-Space48. Of course, I was looking in the System area. "Stores" was way too un-intuitive for me. I'll get there though.... May 5, 2016 at 20:57
  • Yeah it isn't very clear I'm not even sure how I found it, glad to help!
    – Ben Crook
    May 5, 2016 at 20:58

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