Previewing ENDMS2: Session Timeouts (Auto Logout)

by | Nov 19, 2013 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Possibly the most requested feature in the history of ENDMS is the ability to retain your work following a session timeout. This gets a little tricky from a security standpoint because JAG really doesn't want machines left open with private data visible on the screen. To strike a better balance, though, ENDMS2 provides a system similar to those rolled out by banks in the last few years.

The final session timeout value has not been decided, but it will fall somewhere between 5 and 15 minutes.  The timeout itself does not actually start unless your keyboard and mouse are not active within your browser window.  This is different from the current system where the timeout is calculated as the amount of time since you last viewed or submitted a form.  So if you leave your computer or work in another application longer than the session timeout, the system will present the message box you see in this screen shot.  It will start at 60 seconds and count down to 0.  If at any point you access the browser with your mouse or keyboard during those 60 seconds, the system will not log you off.  Once the dialog is dismissed, whatever work you were doing in the current screen will be retained and can be submitted as usual.