Problem

The iManager Session times out, requiring you to log in again too frequently.

Solution

Using the Tomcat documentation I was able to find that there is a <session-timeout> parameter. The default is that it is set for 30 minutes. To change it for a different time (usually longer time) you need to edit this file:

.\imanager\tomcat\conf\web.xml

and search for the <session-timeout> parameter. The full section looks like this:

    <session-config>
        <session-timeout>30</session-timeout>
    </session-config>

The default is 30 minutes. For my purposes, I wanted a very long timeout and I changed the parameter to make it 2 days long:

    <session-config>
        <session-timeout>2880</session-timeout>
    </session-config>

You can change it to whatever works best for you.

Example

Modify the C:\Novell\imanager\tomcat\conf\web.xml file in this section:

    <session-config>
        <session-timeout>2880</session-timeout>
    </session-config>

Environment

iManager 2.6 Mobile for Windows is what I used and tested, but it should work for any Tomcat application. Be aware that this may affect your other Tomcat applications as well, which may be unintended or unwanted.

This should work on NetWare and OES or wherever iManager using Tomcat is involved.

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Disclaimer: As with everything else at NetIQ Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by NetIQ, so Customer Support will not be able to help you if it has any adverse effect on your environment.  It just worked for at least one person, and perhaps it will be useful for you too.  Be sure to test in a non-production environment.

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  • jcauthorn says:

    Here it is 8 years later and it still works. Please note – the default location for the file on SLES 11 sp3, OES 11 sp2 is:
    /var/opt/novell/tomcat6/conf/web.xml
    This is as much a reminder for me as well as anyone. ;)

By: jcauthorn
Nov 15, 2006
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