Specify an idle session timeout value - Amazon Systems Manager
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Specify an idle session timeout value

Session Manager, a capability of Amazon Systems Manager, allows you to specify the amount of time to allow a user to be inactive before the system ends a session. By default, sessions time out after 20 minutes of inactivity. You can modify this setting to specify that a session times out between 1 and 60 minutes of inactivity. Some professional computing security agencies recommend setting idle session timeouts to a maximum of 15 minutes.

To allow idle session timeout (console)

  1. Open the Amazon Systems Manager console at https://console.amazonaws.cn/systems-manager/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Session Manager.

  3. Choose the Preferences tab, and then choose Edit.

  4. Specify the amount of time to allow a user to be inactive before a session ends in the minutes field under Idle session timeout.

  5. Choose Save.