configure netlogin session-timeout

configure netlogin session-timeout {dot1x | mac | web-based | convergence-endpoint} timeout


Use this command to set the maximum number of seconds an authenticated session may last before termination of the session.

Syntax Description

dot1x IEEE 802.1X Port-based network access control.
mac MAC authentication.
web-based Web-based authentication.
convergence-endpoint Convergence-endpoint authentication.
timeout Number of seconds before session timeout (range 0-172800).


0 seconds.

Usage Guidelines

A value of zero may be superseded by a session timeout value provided by the authenticating server. For example, if a session is authenticated by a RADIUS server, that server may encode a session-timeout attribute in its authentication response.

The specifications from this command appear in show configuration {module-name} {detail} for "policy" and "netlogin."

If you want to scale to 65,000 authenticated users, use a session timeout value of at least 300 minutes.


The following example shows how to set the session-timeout value for an active session, for mac authentication to 500 seconds:

configure netlogin session-timeout mac 500


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 16.1.

The convergence-endpoint option was added in ExtremeXOS 22.5.

Platform Availability

This command is available on ExtremeSwitching X435, X440-G2, X450-G2, X460-G2, X465, X590, X620, X670-G2, X690, X695, X870, 5320, 5420, and 5520 series switches.