Bug 15428 - Different timeout preference for opac and intranet
Summary: Different timeout preference for opac and intranet
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Koha
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Authentication (show other bugs)
Version: master
Hardware: All All
: P5 - low enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Galen Charlton
QA Contact: Testopia
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Reported: 2015-12-28 08:37 UTC by Marcel de Rooy
Modified: 2022-10-12 20:27 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Description Marcel de Rooy 2015-12-28 08:37:10 UTC
See also bug 1627.
Comment 1 Lisette Scheer 2017-09-13 22:53:23 UTC
This seems like it could be a huge privacy issue on Catalog computers in public libraries. 
It would be nice if we could set the staff and OPAC to different timeouts.
Comment 2 BASE Library Consortium 2017-12-27 11:41:05 UTC
Our libraries would also like this to be developed. Thank you
Comment 3 SysAdmin 2018-10-24 16:11:08 UTC
We would also like to see a "refresh" timer for the Opac. We have already had issues with patrons leaving themselves logged in.
Comment 4 SysAdmin 2018-10-24 17:07:39 UTC
Since Koha has added a timeout function to the Self check and Self return systems, which seem to work on the Opac side (not the intranet side) shouldn't this be an easy enhancement/bug to fix now?
Comment 5 Katrin Fischer 2022-05-06 12:43:04 UTC
If we can't make it separate sessions easily, maybe we could have different timemouts for users with permissions and without? Or differentiate using the 'staff' patron category setting. 

So normal users that are only expected to use the OPAC can have a shorter timeout period than staff users working in the staff interface.
Comment 6 Rebecca Coert 2022-10-12 20:27:36 UTC
I think having a timeout difference for Staff vs. Others would be extremely useful.  Our public services staff each have their own login and cycle through service desks every hour.  Being able to ensure their account is logged out after a set amount of time would be helpful.