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timeout approaching

Hello,

we have our sessions timeout after 45 minutes of idle time, using rdisp/gui_auto_logout.

Is there any feature to implement to tell user that timeout is approaching?

Thanks

Galina

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    Oct 09, 2007 at 04:08 PM

    Hello Galina,

    If the risk you are referring to is unattended running GUI logons by users, then one possible way is to increase the setting to several hours (more than a working day) and compensate for it by having your company's PC's fitted with a screensaver which kicks in after 15 minutes (more or less), unless a beamer is attached (for example).

    If you search SDN for the term "TH_POPUP" then you will find a lot of information on how to send messages to users. You would need to have a system job monitoring the idle time of logged on users.

    (Note: If the GUI is idle because the user is not there (or asleep 😊, then a popup wont help either - you'de have to go for SMS, email etc).

    Cheers,

    Julius

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      Hello Galina,

      So if you do not have a performance risk, and you do not have a security risk (for the unattended workstations), then question why the auditors have this requirement.

      In addition to the local screen-saver for the PCs and training the users to activate it manually when they take a walk somewhere, some companies I have seen also have policies which depend on the working environment (open shop floor, or open-plan office, or lockable personal office) which determine the combination of the settings and the PC and user training / awareness required.

      That setting is system wide for all users.

      PC screen-saver is "client" specific.

      User training is (generally speaking...) user and access specific.

      My recommendation would be to talk to the auditors (even challenge them) to agree to the risk they see, and if there are security doubts, then contact SAP if required.

      Kind regards,

      Julius

      PS: I was an auditor once as well. There were often things in the check lists which we took for granted. On that note: there was recently a situation where my old 46B audit program helped me out on a 6.40 system, when the log was empty 😊

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    Oct 09, 2007 at 09:09 PM

    Thanks,

    Julius. I guess, I will just wait for more reason to ask for such a background job to be created.

    Thanks for your help.

    Galina

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      You could use the express messenger of the SAP Workplace Office for that. (Tcode SW-something - not logged on now).

      However I suspect that such a GUI message might signal GUI activitity, so the idle time will be reset...

      That will fool your auditors, perhaps, but not the users for long...

      Kind regards and take care,

      Julius