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  • Extend session lifetime

    Hi,

    I am using Alpha 5 v12 developer version.My development server looks like this:
    development_server.png
    I have increased session lifetime to 30 mins. Its working when publishing locally but can't increase session life time when publishing in remote Alpha Application server for IIS.

    Do I need different setting for session in remote server ? Plz I am waiting for your reply.
    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Extend session lifetime.

    Do I need different setting for session in remote server ?
    yes.
    wherever you are hosting your application server if you look at the task bar on the right side alpha server icon is present. click on it and configure that one to reflect the changes, that will increase the lifetime of session where it really matters.
    thanks for reading

    gandhi

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    • #3
      Re: Extend session lifetime.

      Hi GGandi,
      Thanks for your reply but I can't find anyalpha server icon in my developer version. Please can you give me little more clear instructions?
      alpha_server_icon.png
      Please I am waiting for your reply.

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      • #4
        Re: Extend session lifetime.

        my developer version
        not in your development machine, but
        wherever you are hosting your application server
        the remote site.
        the development machine will not have one, but the alpha web server program does. so look in the REMOTE site
        thanks for reading

        gandhi

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        • #5
          Re: Extend session lifetime.

          Hi GGandi,
          thanks again. This is the snapshot of the remote Application server for iis.Application_server1.png

          I do have access to this only. Where can I change settings for session lifetime ? I will be grateful if you can elaborate it little more.
          Waiting for your reply.
          Thanks.

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          • #6
            Re: Extend session lifetime.

            unfortunately i do not have version 12 so no IIS integration, i am sure someone will help you with this.
            thanks for reading

            gandhi

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            • #7
              Re: Extend session lifetime.

              This is theoretical as I have not used Alpha on top of IIS much yet, but I would assume when Alpha piggybacks off IIS they are letting IIS handle session management.
              If you dont find a config options in your IIS console for Alpha App Server - try actually tweaking the IIS settings.
              Dont forget to restart the IIS website

              https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...(v=ws.10).aspx
              Scott Moniz - Computer Programmer/Analyst
              REA Inc.
              http://reainc.net
              (416)-533-3777
              scott@reainc.net

              REA INC offers consulting services, programming services, systems design, database design, third party payment gateway integration (CHASE, PAYPAL, AUTHORIZE.NET) and developer support.
              If you need custom code, or 1-to-1 mentoring in any facet of your database/web application design,
              contact us to discuss options.

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              • #8
                Re: Extend session lifetime.

                Hi GGandhi and Scott,

                Thanks for your reply. Now I am able to extend session life time.

                It's under the web.config file. I have changed timeout to 30 and session life time is extended to 30 minutes.

                <sessionState mode="StateServer" cookieName="x...x" timeout="30" allowCustomSqlDatabase="false"></sessionState>

                Thanks again for your support.

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                • #9
                  Re: Extend session lifetime.

                  During Development time (Local Webroot).. where is the Extend Session time setup ?
                  I understand, after publish to IIS.. you can edit the Web.Config file for the parameter.

                  Ajay Nair

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                  • #10
                    Re: Extend session lifetime.

                    Originally posted by ajaynair View Post
                    During Development time (Local Webroot).. where is the Extend Session time setup ?
                    I understand, after publish to IIS.. you can edit the Web.Config file for the parameter.

                    Ajay Nair
                    It's in the component's properties ...

                    Extend Session.jpg
                    Alpha Anywhere v12.4.6.2.4 Build 7040-5530 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

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                    • #11
                      Re: Extend session lifetime

                      Rajen,
                      Is it expected your users will leave your app open all the time, so it is always ready to be used?

                      I'm just curious, because that is how my users use the web app that I built. I have had problems with the load balancer; it had its own timeout setting. Even after correcting its timeout value and inserting code into my app to send short requests to the server every 90 seconds, or so, I still had problems with people supposedly "timing out". I don't think they actually got a session expired message. I think the Grid they use would not get a response from the server when they did a "submit". I swapped out the Grid for a UX and also reconfigured load balancer to always direct traffic to instance # 1 of WAS. I have not had any "time out" complaints after doing that.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Extend session lifetime

                        For anyone looking - you CAN manually adjust the web config however this gets overridden when you publish again using the IIS Publishing Profile.

                        Recommended way to change session timeout is under the 'PROJECT SETTINGS' icon in Alpha Anywhere software for the project.
                        Scott Moniz - Computer Programmer/Analyst
                        REA Inc.
                        http://reainc.net
                        (416)-533-3777
                        scott@reainc.net

                        REA INC offers consulting services, programming services, systems design, database design, third party payment gateway integration (CHASE, PAYPAL, AUTHORIZE.NET) and developer support.
                        If you need custom code, or 1-to-1 mentoring in any facet of your database/web application design,
                        contact us to discuss options.

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