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I'm looking for a way to limit customer log in session to 24 hours, but it seems not to be working at all.

I have done the following steps, none of them has changed a thing. After being logged in, customer stay logged in for ever...

System -> Configuration -> Services -> Magento Core Api ->General Settings
Client Session timeout (sec.): 86400

System -> Configuration->General > Web Session Cookie management
Cookie Lifetime: 86400

(Do I need to fill "cookie path" and "cookie domain" fields ?) Web Session Cookie Management screen System -> Configuration-> Admin -> Security Session_cookie_lifetime => 86400

/var/www/.htaccess
php_value session.gc_maxlifetime 86400

Do you have any idea about how I could manage it ?

  • Did you clear the browser cookies after setting those values? If not: If you had a non-expiring cookie before, it might still be there. Clear the cookies in your browser. And another thing: How/where do you store the sessions? File storage, DB, Redis,...? Please update your answer with some more information. – Anna Völkl Mar 17 '15 at 20:55
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    System -> Configuration->General > Web Session Cookie management is the right setting to do so. The Core Api setting and Admin Security setting have nothing to do with the customer login session. – Anna Völkl Mar 17 '15 at 20:58
  • I have cleared all cookies related to the website. Nothing happened. I have done this on Opera and Chrome. I don't know where the session is stored. Is there anyway I can find it ? In Web Session Cookie Management there are 2 fields that I don't know whether I need to fill them : "cookie path" and "cookie domain" – jolyqr Mar 18 '15 at 10:00
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I think it doesn't work for less thant 24h. It works now by setting the following to 86400 seconds...

System -> Configuration->General > Web Session Cookie

  • How about Admin session time out in Magento 2.2? – Bong Channarith Jun 25 '18 at 6:58

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