I'm on EE 2.7 and clients are complaining of short logout times.

I’m forced to re-log into EE within 20-30 minutes of non-usage even though you’ve set the timeout to 8.3 hours.

My current settings are

$config['admin_session_type'] = "s";
$config['cp_session_ttl'] = 30000; // Keep admins logged in for one business day

Any thoughts on other settings to check/change?

2 Answers 2


Change the Control Panel Session Type to "Cookies only".

Control Panel Location: Admin ‣ Security and Privacy ‣ Security and Sessions

Only cookies are used to track the admin user. When this setting is used a “remember me” checkbox will appear next to the Control Panel login page, enabling users to stay permanently logged in.


You can use addon Stay Up Forever for this purpose.

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