Microsoft OneNote: Set section (tab) of notebook to lock password protected sections after inactivity for all users

I've got a Microsoft OneNote notebook that is shared with a group of people via Sharepoint in Office365.  We have a particular section (tab) of OneNote that is password protected.  I've set that up and everything is working fine.  However, the problem is that the other users the notebook have changed the password settings so that in locks password protection sections after say 8 hours of inactivity.  That's too much of a security risk.  I would like to set it to lock after say 30 minutes of inactivity and make it so that the other users cannot change that.  Does anyone know of a way to do that?

Thanks very much.
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
1. Right-click on the tab (section) -> Password Protect This Section -> the Password Protect pane appears so set the password.
2. You need to open Password Options at the bottom of the pane
3. Then you need to set Lock password protected section after... 30mins
SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much for your suggestion.  I've done exactly what you're recommending and it works great.  The problem is that the other users that access the same OneNote notebook are going to that same setting on their machines and changing it to say 8 hours.  I'm trying to figure out a way to prevent them from doing that and require that the lock be set to say 1 hour.
Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Why would he do it? Speak to him/them... There is no other way.
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SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
I'm sure they are doing it so they don't have to enter the password so frequently.  It's more convenient for them.  While I can speak to him/them, they could always just change it whenever they want.  While I would they wouldn't change the setting back, I'm looking for a way to prevent them from doing that.
Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
I am not sure you can do it while everybody can customize their devices as they want.
SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
Ok...I'm going to sit tight then to see if any other experts have an idea on how to accomplish this.
Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Maybe you can find something under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\OneNote\General
SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
thank you again for the additional suggestion.  I did have a quick look and didn't see anything obvious.  However, even if there was a registry key I could edit, one of the users could always just change that back.  It's not the administrative control that i'm looking for
Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Sadly it isn't.
Kathy JacobsSocial media geekCommented:
I have been watching this thread in hope of finding that someone found a way to do what you want. I have done a bunch of research, but have not found any way to affect that setting on a more global basis. I am pretty sure that setting is for the local machine/user only.

If I do come across a better answer, I will let you know.
SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
Thanks for chiming in Kathy.  I would think this would be a fairly common request.  Hopefully someone has come up with a solution.
Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
There is no solution for this. Sorry. You can only affect what happens on your device, not others.

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