Office staff are reporting that the SSL VPN sessions all timeout after approximately 8hrs. How can I either lengthen that time or disable the timeout? They would like to set this to stay connected for 3 days (36 hrs) though we will ask users to log out at the end of their workday. They sometimes work over 8 hrs. a day.
Running FortiOS 6.0.9 on a FortiGate 60E.
I went into the CLI and entered the following commands:
config vpn ssl settings
set auth-timeout 259200
It appears that this should set the timeout in seconds giving them 36 hrs. before disconnection. They still get disconnected after 8 hrs. Also, when I search the configuration backup for "set auth-timeout" or for "259200" I can't find the setting that I thought that I added. Am I doing something wrong?
It looks like you used the correct commands. They appear to be exactly as I did them.
1 : config vpn ssl settings
( Update/show/change SSL settings)
2 : set auth-timeout 42200
(We set ours to around 12 hours )
3 : show
(Just to be sure that the param was taken into account)
(Save the config)
Nothing else necessary for us. Do a Show Config and verify that the param was indeed saved.
After that the next SSL connection will timeout after the period you want.