STV_SESSIONS - Amazon Redshift
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Use the STV_SESSIONS table to view information about the active user sessions for Amazon Redshift.

To view the session history, use the STL_SESSIONS table, rather than STV_SESSIONS.

STV_SESSIONS is visible to all users. Superusers can see all rows; regular users can see only their own data. For more information, see Visibility of data in system tables and views.

Some or all of the data in this table can also be found in the SYS monitoring view SYS_SESSION_HISTORY. The data in the SYS monitoring view is formatted to be easier to use and understand. We recommend that you use the SYS monitoring view for your queries.

Table columns

Column name Data type Description
starttime timestamp Time that the session started.
process integer Process ID for the session.
user_name character(50) User associated with the session.
db_name character(50) Name of the database associated with the session.
timeout_sec int The maximum time in seconds that a session remains inactive or idle before timing out. 0 indicates that no timeout is set.

Sample queries

To perform a quick check to see if any other users are currently logged into Amazon Redshift, type the following query:

select count(*) from stv_sessions;

If the result is greater than one, then at least one other user is currently logged in to the database.

To view all active sessions for Amazon Redshift, type the following query:

select * from stv_sessions;

The following result shows four active sessions running on Amazon Redshift:

starttime | process |user_name | db_name | timeout_sec -------------------------+---------+----------------------------+----------------------------+------------- 2018-08-06 08:44:07.50 | 13779 | IAMA:aws_admin:admin_grp | dev | 0 2008-08-06 08:54:20.50 | 19829 | dwuser | dev | 120 2008-08-06 08:56:34.50 | 20279 | dwuser | dev | 120 2008-08-06 08:55:00.50 | 19996 | dwuser | tickit | 0 (3 rows)

The user name prefixed with IAMA indicates that the user signed on using federated single sign-on. For more information, see Using IAM authentication to generate database user credentials.