How to Change the Joomla Session Lifetime

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How do I Change the Joomla Session Lifetime?

The session lifetime setting determines the length of time before you are logged out of the administrative back-end.  The default setting is 15 minutes. 

  1. Log into the back end of your Joomla site. If you need help logging into your back end you can go here: How do I access the back end of my Joomla site?
  2. Click on the Site menu and then click on Global Configuration.
  3. Click System tab.
  4. Under Session Settings > Session Lifetime change the value to your desired length of time. This setting is in minutes.
    • Session Lifetime
  5. Click Save & Close

For security purposes we don't recommend setting it to a value larger than 60 minutes

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