I have some issues where my Magento admin session times out way before what it should.

I found this GitHub link where they say you need to add this code to php.ini: php_value session.gc_maxlifetime

However I do not have access to that, and some say you can paste it in the .httaccess file, but I'm not 100% sure where I can paste this? Does anyone know where I can do this?

Thank you in advance

1 Answer 1


Have you checked on below configuration path in admin??

Store-> Configuration ->Advance -> Admin -> Security -> Admin Session Lifetime (seconds)

set "31536000" in above confiuguration

hope this helps you :)

  • I have already done this, and it still logs me out after 900 seconds Jun 22, 2021 at 10:40
  • okay then check phpinfo() and upgrade value for "session.gc_maxlifetime" Jun 22, 2021 at 10:47
  • Where do i find PHPInfo? Jun 22, 2021 at 11:18
  • in magento root create test.php file and add <?php phpinfo(); ?> and run this file in browser eg. example.com/test.php Jun 22, 2021 at 12:56

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