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    One of the top complaints from our users is that their session times out too quickly. Currently we have the Session Timeout = 3600 seconds (1 hour). Ideally we would like to make that longer like 12 hours for even a day. Of course we can inrease in Admin, however, this timeout is also tied to the "Who's Online" timer. So if we increase it to say 43,200 (12 hours) it will show a vastly inflated number of users online. We need a way to separate these two elements. We want users to stay logged in for most of they day, but Who's Online should really show users online in the last 30 minutes. How can we accomplish this?
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    Settings -> Options -> Cookie and HTTP Header Options. You want to change the wait timeout. The default is 900 seconds or 15 minutes.

    Users that want to remain online for longer periods should check the remember me box when logging in. This will create a new session with every page load without increasing the Wait Timeout value.
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