Setting FIORI gateway time-out and time-out warning

FIORI user use the browser. For security it is important that the browser session has a limited life time. The end user is normally annoyed by this, since when he clicks after a long time, the user gets a server error, which is difficult to understand.

This blog explains how to set up a more user friendly time-out and warning for the FIORI pages.

Questions that will be answered in this blog are:

  • How can I set a time-out for my FIORI tiles?
  • How can I set a warning time for the end users that their FIORI session is about to time-out?

Time-out settings for FIORI

Start transaction /UI2/FLP_SYS_CONF and enter values for these 2 parameters: SESSION_TIMEOUT_INTERVAL_IN_MINUTES and SESSION_TIMEOUT_REMINDER_IN_MINUTES:

Give these the values that are good for your company and press Save.

OSS note 2955208 – How to set automatic Fiori Launchpad Sign-Out explains also there is a server logout possible.

This function is available as of SAP_UI 7.54 version (see OSS note 3248472 – Why is it not possible to limit browser Fiori sessions?).

Time-out for end user

The end result for the end user is a more graceful warning and choice to continue or log out:

Read OSS note 3034757 – Fiori session timeout setting SESSION_TIMEOUT_INTERVAL_IN_MINUTES does not appear to work accurately to see which actions cause the timer reset.