logging off a user's basic authentication credentials after a period of inactivity

Posted on 2004-11-24
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Hello everyone,

I have a lot of users that connect to our web site using Basic Authentication.  They type in their username and password via a grey pop up box.

Does anyone know of a way to prompt the user to re-enter his or her username and password after a period of inactivity?  It does not look like any settings that I do in Active Directory seem to work (I am not surprised about this because they aren't actually logging on to the domain).

Question by:franksale
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    Without the use of a script I am not aware of any way to do this.  
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    javascript has the ability to do this....I am sure if you hit a java site or other script pages they could help you more. Or could even find some free ones already out there
    If that is the route you need i suggest reposting Programing Web Languages -

    If you are trying to do it from your server then. i would suggest reposting this quesiton in web dev/web servers -

    If the web users are logging into a local machine somewhere you can do this
    Manage your computer
    local users and groups
    select Properties for an individual user account
    select the Sessions tab
    set "End a disconnected session" to * minutes
    set "Idle session limit" to * minutes
    check the radio button for "End Session"

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    Thanks guys,

    I will look in to this a little more.  I'll get back to you if I find anything on it.

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