Set Session TimeOut In Asp.Net Using Web.Config IIS

Set Or Manage Session TimeOut In Asp.Net Using Web.Config and IIS

Set Session Timeout in Asp.Net using web.config and IIS

In this post i'm explaining how to set or increase session timeout value in web.config or IIS in Asp.Net.

Read Detecting Session Timeout and Redirect to Login Page in ASP.NET to know how to detect Session TimeOut.

1. Set session timeout in IIS.

Open IIS manager by typing inetmgr in Start > run in windows.

Right click on websites > Select Properties.

Go to ASP.NET tab, Click on Edit Configuration.

Increase Session TimeOut In asp.Net web.config

Click on State Management Tab, Set Session TimeOut value (In Minutes).

2. Set Session TimeOut in Web.Config

We can set session timeout in SessionState section of web.config file as mentioned below, timeout value is in minutes.

    <sessionState mode="InProc" cookieless="false" timeout="15">

3. Set session timeout in Global.asax

void Session_Start(object sender, EventArgs e)
  // Code that runs when a new session is started
  Session.Timeout = 15;

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Anonymous said...

when i click tab my Edit Configuration is disabled. Plz tell what to do ?

Unknown said...

@Above: did you login to windows with admin rights ?

Anonymous said...


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